Belessome History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Belessome come from when the family resided in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belessome family
The surname Belessome was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Belessome family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belessome research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1339, 1500, 1557, 1500, 1596, 1651, 1707, 1815, 1589, 1987, 1606, 1684, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Belessome History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belessome Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Belessome has been recorded under many different variations, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belessome family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Beleson, a prominent 14th century landholder in Kent; Blessed Thomas Belson (executed 5 July 1589), an English Roman Catholic layman from...
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Migration of the Belessome family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Belessome or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.