Bellessum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestry of the name Bellessum dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Bellessum family
The surname Bellessum was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bellessum family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellessum 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 Bellessum History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bellessum Spelling Variations
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 Bellessum have been found, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellessum 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 Bellessum family
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 Bellessum, or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
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