Origins Available: English-Alt
The surname is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Bellemont family lived in Dorset
. The geographical derivation of the name, however, does not stem from these locations, but relates to numerous areas in France, which are so named.
Early Origins of the Bellemont family
The surname Bellemont was first found in Dorset
, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bellemont family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellemont research.Another 266 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1198, 1305, 1309, 1340, 1584, 1585, and 1616 are included under the topic Early Bellemont History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bellemont Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Beaumont, Beaumond, Beamond, Beamont, Beamonte, Beamonde, Bellmont, Belmont, Beomont, Beumond, Bewmont, Bewmonte, Bellemont, Beumont, Beaumount, Bewmount, Bowmont, Bowmaunt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellemont family (pre 1700)
Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bellemont Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bellemont family to Ireland
Some of the Bellemont family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 125 words (9 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 Bellemont family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Beamond who settled in Virginia in 1635; Andrew Beaumont settled in New England
in 1805; Richard Beamond settled in New Jersey in 1664.
The Bellemont Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but be careful whom.