Bellessume History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bellessume surname lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Bellessume family
The surname Bellessume was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bellessume family
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Bellessume 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 Bellessume 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. The variations of the name Bellessume include: Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellessume 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...
Migration of the Bellessume 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 Bellessume or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.