Bellegeter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bellegeter finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a person who was a bell-founder. It was originally derived for a person who was a maker of bells. [1]

Early Origins of the Bellegeter family

The surname Bellegeter was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bellegeter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellegeter research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1283, 1285, 1377 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bellegeter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bellegeter Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bellegeter has been recorded under many different variations, including Billiter, Billeter, Belyotar, Bellegeter, Bellyetere and many more.

Early Notables of the Bellegeter family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bellegeter family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bellegeter or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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