The ancient history of the Belesson name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belesson family
The surname Belesson was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Belesson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belesson research.Another 433 words (31 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 Belesson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belesson Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Belesson include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belesson 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... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belesson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belesson family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Belesson or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.