Bellden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bellden family
The surname Bellden was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times in the parish of Dunbar. Their history at this place is before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bellden family
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Bellden Spelling Variations
The name Bellden, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Belton, Beltone, Beleton, Beldan, Belden, Belston, Belting, Beldon and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellden family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellden family to Ireland
Some of the Bellden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bellden family
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Bellden family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bellden were Angus Belton who settled in Barbados in 1745; after Culloden; Joe Belton settled in Barbados in 1635; Janet Belton settled in South Carolina in 1774; William Belton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1862.
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