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Belfore Early Origins



The surname Belfore 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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Belfore Spelling Variations


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Belfore Spelling Variations



The name, Belfore, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Belford, Belfurd, Belforde, Bellford and others.

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Belfore Early History


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Belfore Early History



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

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Belfore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belfore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Belfore 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



The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Belfore surname who came to North America were:

Belfore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Belfore, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852

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Belfore Family Crest Products


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Belfore Family Crest Products




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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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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    The Belfore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belfore 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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