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Early Origins of the Belford family


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.

Early History of the Belford family


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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.

Early Notables of the Belford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Belford family to the New World and Oceana


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 Atlantic. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Alice Belford, who landed in Maryland in 1671 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Belford who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1680

Belford Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Belford, who settled in West New Jersey in 1771

Belford Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

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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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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