The ancestors of the bearers of the Bellessoom family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in Kent.
Early Origins of the Bellessoom family
The surname Bellessoom was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bellessoom family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellessoom 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 Bellessoom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bellessoom Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bellessoom include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellessoom 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 Bellessoom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bellessoom family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bellessoom or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.