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Bellau Early Origins



The surname Bellau was first found in Pomerania, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention the family in the year 1200. The ancestral castle was called Peest and was located in the district of Lauenburg-Butow. This castle was owned by Gerd von Below in 1335, and he is taken to be the founding father of many of the most prominent branches of the family. In the 14th century, they expanded into Mecklenburg and the Mark region. In Mecklenburg, the ancestral seat of the family was Below in the district of Wredenhagen in Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

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Bellau Spelling Variations


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Bellau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Below, Bellow, Belloe, Beloe, Bellau, Bellaut and many more.

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Bellau Early History


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Bellau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellau research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1674, 1691 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Bellau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellau Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent bearers of the name Bellau at this time were Bertram von Below, the Lord of Gatz, who became Privy Councillor to Duke Bogislaus in 1674. In 1691, Friedrich III of Brandenburg...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bellau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Max Below, who settled in Texas in 1859 at the age of 19; W. C. Below arrived in San Francisco in 1850; while William Below came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1866..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellau (post 1700)



  • Kenny Bellau (b. 1968), American bicycle racer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    2. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    10. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bellau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellau Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 March 2014 at 13:03.

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