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Early Origins of the Belliston family

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

Early History of the Belliston family

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Belliston Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Belliston include Bellston, Belliston, Bellison and others.

Early Notables of the Belliston family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Belliston family

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Belliston or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.

Contemporary Notables of the name Belliston (post 1700) +

  • Garth Belliston, American baseball outfielder with Brigham Young University in 1949
  • Seth Belliston, American ballet master at the School of American Ballet, New York City, recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award in 1994
  • Troy Belliston, American politician, Councilman for the City of Washington, Utah on Facebook