The Bellach surname is derived from the Middle English word "bullok," from the Old English "bulluc," which refer to a "young bull." As a name, it most likely evolved from a nickname
for an exuberant young man, or a metonymic occupational
name for a keeper of bullocks.
Early Origins of the Bellach family
The surname Bellach was first found in Roxburghshire
where one of the earliest records of the name was Adam Bulloc who witnessed an agreement the abbot and the monks of Newbattle c. 1250. A few years later, Richard Bullock was slain at the Battle of Cambok in 1278. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Balloch Castle was north-east of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross and was built in 1552. In the early 19th century, Balloch Castle was demolished by the Campbells of Breadalbane so that a new much larger castle could be built.
Early History of the Bellach family
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Bellach Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bullock, Bullocke, Bulloch, Bullok, Bulloc and others.
Early Notables of the Bellach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellach family to Ireland
Some of the Bellach family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bellach family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Bullock who settled in New England
in 1635; George Bullock settled in Virginia in 1635; John Bullock settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Bullock who settled in Virginia in 1624.
The Bellach Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of no wrong