Belessone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Belessone begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belessone family
The surname Belessone was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Belessone family
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Belessone Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Belessone has undergone many spelling variations, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belessone 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...
Migration of the Belessone family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Belessone were among those contributors: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.