Bellerose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bellerose family

The surname Bellerose was first found in the city of Verona, where earliest records are found in 1279 with Vivaldo and Filippo Bellanda, city councilors, and with the Bellani family who were well in known for their peace-making efforts. Jacobus de Belviso (c. 1270-1335) was an Italian jurist from Bologna.

Early History of the Bellerose family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellerose research. More information is included under the topic Early Bellerose History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bellerose Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bellerose include Belli, Bello, Bella, De Bello, De Belli, Debelli, De Bei, De Bellis, Di Bello, Lo Bello, Lobello, Lubello, Lubelli, La Bella, Labella, Bellavista, Bellido, Bellardi, Bellezza, Bellone, Bellarmini, Bellacati, Bellacera, Bellelli, Belleli, Belle, Belletti, Bellettini, Bellini, Bellino, Bellin, Belluzzi, Bellocci, Bellozzi, Bellotti, Belotti, Bellotto, Bellotta, Belloni, Bellacci, Bellaccini, Ballacchini, Bellazzi, Bellami, Bellemo, Bellen, Bellandi, Bellani, Bellano, Bellan, Bellardo, Bellasi, Bellati, Bellato, Belliato, Bellero, Belleri, Belleschi, Bellesi, Belligi, Bellisi, Bellugi, Belluschi, Belushi, Bellussi, Bellutti, Bellutta, Bellassai, Bellantonio, Bellantoni, Bellantone, Bellantuone, Bellocchio, Bellocchi, Bellebuono, Bellobuono, Bellabuono, Bellomo, Belluomo, Begliuomini and many more.

Early Notables of the Bellerose family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Gualtieri di Bellante, a Baron and castle owner in Abruzzo in the 13th century. Members of the Belloni family in Venice were noblemen, knights, military captains, and politicians around the same time. Tommaso Bellacci, a monk in Florence was born in 1370. Bartolomeo Bellano, born in Padua in 1435, was a sculptor. Lucio Bellanti was a doctor and astrologer in Siena around 1475. Andrea Bellanti was a nobleman and banker in Siena in the 15th century. Alvise Bellacati was a famous doctor in Padua. Giovanni Bellacera was Baron of Regalmigieri in 1418. Ottone Belloni...
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Canada Bellerose migration to Canada +

Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bellerose or a variant listed above:

Bellerose Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Bellerose, aged 20, who arrived in Canada in 1643

Contemporary Notables of the name Bellerose (post 1700) +

  • Wilfred H. Bellerose, American politician, First Selectman of Thompson, Connecticut, 1926
  • Edgar G. Bellerose, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1944
  • Éric Bellerose (b. 1972), Canadian retired professional ice hockey player who played from 1993 to 2007
  • Joseph-Hyacinthe Bellerose (1820-1899), Canadian militiaman and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Laval (1867-1873)


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