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Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Bellemaire was derived. It comes from when the family lived at Bellamare, in Normandy.

Bellemaire Early Origins



The surname Bellemaire was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was first established becoming one of the more notable families of the region.

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Bellemaire Spelling Variations


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Bellemaire Spelling Variations



There were a great number of spelling variations in French surnames. One reason for this was the wide variety of cultural influences present in France during the early development of the French language. The many spelling variations of the name include Bellemare, de Bellemare, Bellemere, Bellemaire, Bellemayre, Bellmer, Bellmore and many more.

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Bellemaire Early History


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Bellemaire Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellemaire research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1588, 1666, and 1777 are included under the topic Early Bellemaire History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellemaire Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellemaire Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bellemaire Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bellemaire has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bellemaire were George Bellmer who, at the age of 56; settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1822; Carl Bellmer, who arrived in Texas in 1844; Mrs. A. Bellemere, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    4. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bellemaire Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellemaire 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 15 October 2014 at 11:23.

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