Belleyeter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Belleyeter finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who was a bell-founder. It was originally derived for a person who was a maker of bells. [1]

Early Origins of the Belleyeter family

The surname Belleyeter was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Belleyeter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belleyeter research. Another 250 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1283, 1285, 1377 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Belleyeter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Belleyeter Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Belleyeter family name include Billiter, Billeter, Belyotar, Bellegeter, Bellyetere and many more.

Early Notables of the Belleyeter family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Belleyeter family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Belleyeter surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print. on Facebook
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