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Belford Early Origins



The surname Belford was first found in Northumberland where they were Lords of the manor of Belford, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Belford Spelling Variations


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Belford Spelling Variations



Although the name, Belford, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Belford, Belfurd, Belforde, Bellford and others.

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Belford Early History


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Belford Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belford research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1147 and 1376 are included under the topic Early Belford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belford Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belford Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Belford Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Belford family name Belford, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Belford Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Belford, who arrived in Virginia in 1666
  • Alice Belford, who landed in Maryland in 1671
  • John Belford who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680

Belford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Belford settled in West New Jersey in 1771

Belford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George and James Belford settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • H. J. Belford settled in San Francisco, California in 1852

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belford (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Belford (post 1700)



  • Christine Belford (b. 1949), American actress
  • Charles Belford (1837-1880), Irish journalist and publisher

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Belford Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Belford Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belford Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2014 at 07:24.

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