Bellinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bellinger is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bellinger family 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 Bellinger family

The surname Bellinger was first found in Worcestershire where John Belinger was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1275. [1]

From this earliest record, we move to 16th century London where William Bellinger is buried at St. Peter, Cornhill in 1563; and the same church records show Thomas Bland and Rose Bellynger married at that time. William Bellinger and Dorothy Ferrybye were married in 1572-3 and later, Richard Ashman and Joan Belinger were married in 1620. [2]

Early History of the Bellinger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellinger research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1721, 1642, 1642, 1468, 1469 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Bellinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bellinger Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bellinger has been recorded under many different variations, including Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.

Early Notables of the Bellinger family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Francis Bellinger (died 1721), an English physician, an original member of the Spalding Society. John Bellinger was a "bookseller in London; Cliffords...
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Bellinger Ranking

In the United States, the name Bellinger is the 5,512nd most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Bellinger family to Ireland

Some of the Bellinger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Bellinger migration to the United States +

To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Bellingers were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Bellinger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmund Bellinger, who arrived in South Carolina in 1674 [4]
  • Eves Bellinger, who arrived in America in 1682 [4]
Bellinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Henrich Bellinger, who landed in New York in 1709 [4]
  • Nicolaus Bellinger, who landed in New York in 1709 [4]
  • Henry Bellinger, who settled in New York in 1709
  • Heinrich Bellinger, who landed in New York in 1709 [4]
  • Johann Friederich Bellinger, who landed in New York in 1709 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bellinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Abr Bellinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1805 [4]
  • William, Sophia and Robert Bellinger, who settled in Texas in 1848

West Indies Bellinger migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [5]
Bellinger Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Ann Bellinger, who settled in Barbados in 1654

Contemporary Notables of the name Bellinger (post 1700) +

  • John B. Bellinger III, American lawyer, Legal Adviser of the Department of State (2005-2009)
  • Arthur "Tony" Bellinger (b. 1957), retired American soccer defender for the United States National Team (1977-1980)
  • Colonel Peter P Bellinger (1726-1813), American commander of the 4th Regiment, Tryon County militia
  • Vice Admiral Patrick Nieson Lynch Bellinger (1885-1962), United States Navy aviator and a naval aviation pioneer, awarded the Navy Cross and Distinguished Service Medal
  • Joseph Bellinger (1773-1830), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina (1817-1819)
  • Charles Byron Bellinger (1839-1905), American jurist, Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Oregon (1893-1905)
  • Clayton Daniel "Clay" Bellinger (b. 1968), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1999 to 2002
  • Earl Bellinger, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916
  • Donald B. Bellinger, American Democratic Party politician, Mayor of Johnstown, New York, 1959
  • Daniel Bellinger, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Herkimer County, 1840
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
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  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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