Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Shropshire. The name could also be derived as a nickname meaning my good friend
Early Origins of the Bellasme family
Shropshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bellasme family
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Bellasme Spelling Variations
spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bellamy, Belamy, Bellamie, Belamie, Bellamey, Bellame, Bellasme, Bellamly and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellasme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellasme family to Ireland
Some of the Bellasme family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bellasme family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bellasme name or one of its variants: Matthew Bellamy, Schoolmaster, who settled in New Haven in 1638; Edward Bellamy settled in Barbados in 1685. In Newfoundland, Henry Bellamy settled in St. John's in 1819.
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