Show ContentsBellan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Bellan family lived in the French province of Champagne. Bellan was a name for a person who lived in Champagne.

Early Origins of the Bellan family

The surname Bellan was first found in Champagne.

Early History of the Bellan family

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Bellan Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bellan is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Béland, Beland, Bellan, Béllan, Beslan and others.

Early Notables of the Bellan family

Notable amongst the family during this period was

  • Henri-Ferdinand Bellan, a famous painter in Paris during the nineteenth century...
  • Also prominent was Leopold Desire Bellan, the president of the municipal council of Paris who in 1889 founded a store of clothes, lace, and sequined garments which became prosperous...

United States Bellan migration to the United States +

In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bellan has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bellan were

Bellan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Andrea Bellan, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1847 [1]

  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) on Facebook