Bellenger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bellenger is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bellenger family lived in Nottingham in the midlands of England. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.

Early Origins of the Bellenger family

The surname Bellenger was first found in Worcestershire where John Belinger was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1275. [1]

From this earliest record, we move to 16th century London where William Bellinger is buried at St. Peter, Cornhill in 1563; and the same church records show Thomas Bland and Rose Bellynger married at that time. William Bellinger and Dorothy Ferrybye were married in 1572-3 and later, Richard Ashman and Joan Belinger were married in 1620. [2]

Early History of the Bellenger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellenger research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1721, 1642, 1642, 1468, 1469 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Bellenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bellenger Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bellenger were recorded, including Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.

Early Notables of the Bellenger family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Francis Bellinger (died 1721), an English physician, an original member of the Spalding Society. John Bellinger was a "bookseller in London; Cliffords...
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Bellenger Ranking

In France, the name Bellenger is the 1,836th most popular surname with an estimated 3,344 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Bellenger family to Ireland

Some of the Bellenger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 162 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Bellenger migration to the United States +

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bellenger arrived in North America very early:

Bellenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henry Bellenger, who settled in New England in 1751

Australia Bellenger migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bellenger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Bellenger, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "England"on 28th April 1826, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bellenger (post 1700) +

  • Margaret Mae Bellenger, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1984, 1996

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 24th April 2022). on Facebook
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