Origins Available: English, French, Welsh
England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Nottingham in the midlands of England. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.
Early Origins of the Belling family
Nottingham in the midlands of England where they held a family seat from very early times, and granted large estates in that shire, by William the Conqueror, their liege lord.
Early History of the Belling family
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Belling Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Belling have been found, including Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.
Early Notables of the Belling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belling family to Ireland
Some of the Belling family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Belling family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Belling were among those contributors:
Belling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Belling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Historic Events for the Belling family
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