The name Belleson has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belleson family
The surname Belleson was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Belleson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belleson research.Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1339, 1500, 1557, 1500, 1596, 1651, 1707, 1815, 1589, 1987, 1606, 1684, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Belleson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belleson Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Belleson have been found, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belleson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Beleson, a prominent 14th century landholder in Kent; Blessed Thomas Belson (executed 5 July 1589), an English Roman Catholic layman from... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belleson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belleson family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Belleson, or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.