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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Bellendind as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived in Lanarkshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Bellendind family


The surname Bellendind was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.

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Early History of the Bellendind family

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Early History of the Bellendind family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellendind research.
Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Bellendind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellendind Spelling Variations

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Bellendind Spelling Variations


The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Bellendind has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bellendind family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bellendind family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary...
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Migration of the Bellendind family to Ireland

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Migration of the Bellendind family to Ireland


Some of the Bellendind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bellendind family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bellendind family to the New World and Oceana


The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: Dougal Ballentine who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.

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