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Bellessom History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Bellessom comes from the family having resided in Kent.

Early Origins of the Bellessom family


The surname Bellessom was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bellessom family


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Bellessom Spelling Variations


Bellessom has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.

Early Notables of the Bellessom 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...
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Migration of the Bellessom family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bellessoms to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.

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