The name Belessown belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belessown family
The surname Belessown was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Belessown family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belessown 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 Belessown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belessown Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Belessown include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belessown 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 Belessown Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belessown family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Belessown were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.