Anglo-Saxon name Bellessoomb comes from when the family resided in Kent.
Early Origins of the Bellessoomb family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bellessoomb family
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Bellessoomb Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bellessoomb include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellessoomb 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 Bellessoomb family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
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