Bellessombe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bellessombe is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Bellessombe family
The surname Bellessombe was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bellessombe family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellessombe research. Another 217 words (16 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 Bellessombe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bellessombe Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bellessombe are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bellessombe include: Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellessombe 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 Bellessombe family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bellessombe or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
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