Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the parish of Belchamp in the county of Essex having derived from the Old English elements bel, which means fair, and champ, which means field.
Early Origins of the Belgion family
Essex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Belgion family
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Belgion Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Belgion are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Belgion include: Belsham, Bellsham, Belshem, Belchamp, Bellchamp, Belesham and many more.
Early Notables of the Belgion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belgion family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Belgion or a variant listed above: John Belchem, who came to Barbados in 1679; John Belcham, who came to Barbados in 1679; Jame Bellsham, who arrived in Ontario in 1871; and P. S. Belcham, who settled in St. John, N.B. in 1907..
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