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The name Bellanetyn was first used by the ancient Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. The first Bellanetyn to use this name no doubt lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Bellanetyn family


The surname Bellanetyn was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.

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Early History of the Bellanetyn family

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Early History of the Bellanetyn family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellanetyn research.
Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Bellanetyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellanetyn Spelling Variations

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Bellanetyn Spelling Variations


Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Bellanetyn has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bellanetyn family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bellanetyn family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary...
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Migration of the Bellanetyn family to Ireland

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Migration of the Bellanetyn family to Ireland


Some of the Bellanetyn family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bellanetyn family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bellanetyn family to the New World and Oceana


The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

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