England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bellemy family lived in Shropshire. The name could also be derived as a nickname meaning my good friend
Early Origins of the Bellemy family
Shropshire, where they had been granted lands by King William, their liege lord, after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bellemy family
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Bellemy Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bellemy family name include Bellamy, Belamy, Bellamie, Belamie, Bellamey, Bellame, Bellasme, Bellamly and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellemy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellemy family to Ireland
Some of the Bellemy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bellemy family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bellemy family to immigrate North America: Matthew Bellamy, Schoolmaster, who settled in New Haven in 1638; Edward Bellamy settled in Barbados in 1685. In Newfoundland, Henry Bellamy settled in St. John's in 1819.
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