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The ancestors of the name Bellison date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bellison family lived in Kent.

Bellison Early Origins



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

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Bellison Spelling Variations


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Bellison 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 Bellison 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 Bellison include: Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.

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Bellison Early History


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Bellison Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellison research. Another 433 words (31 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 Bellison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellison Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellison Early Notables (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...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bellison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Bellison or a variant listed above:

Bellison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Bellison, who arrived in Maryland in 1671

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellison (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellison (post 1700)



  • Simeon Bellison (b. 1881), Russian born, clarinet virtuoso

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Bellison Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bellison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellison Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 December 2014 at 13:27.

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