Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belessoombe family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Belessoombe family
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Belessoombe Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Belessoombe were recorded, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belessoombe 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 Belessoombe family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Belessoombe family emigrate to North America: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
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