Early Origins of the Bellaut family
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.
Early History of the Bellaut family
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Bellaut Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Below, Bellow, Belloe, Beloe, Bellau, Bellaut and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellaut family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellaut family to the New World and Oceana
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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