Bellison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Bellison family

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

Early History of the Bellison family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellison research. Another 217 words (16 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Bellison 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...
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.


United States Bellison migration to the United States +

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 Bellison or a variant listed above:

Bellison Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Benjamin Bellison, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bellison (post 1700) +

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


  1. ^ 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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