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The descendants of the clans of the ancient Scottish tribe known as the Picts were the first to use the name Bellman. It was a name for a bellman or town crier.

Bellman Early Origins



The surname Bellman was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bellman Spelling Variations


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Bellman Spelling Variations



Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Bellman has been spelled Bellman, Beelman, Belman, Bellmon and others.

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Bellman Early History


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Bellman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellman research. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1398, 1505, 1663, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Bellman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bellman 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



In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Bellman:

Bellman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Bellman who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732

Bellman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Bellman U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bellman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Harvey Bellman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aden" in 1849
  • Mary J. Bellman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1849
  • Mary Bellman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • Mary Jane Bellman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • William Henry Bellman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellman (post 1700)



  • John "Jack" Hutchins Bellman (1864-1931), American retired Major League Baseball catcher
  • Richard Ernest Bellman (1920-1984), American applied mathematician, celebrated for his invention of dynamic programming
  • Jonathan Bellman (b. 1975), American musicologist
  • Gina Bellman (b. 1966), New Zealand-born, Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress nominated British actress
  • Carl Michael Bellman (1740-1795), Swedish poet and composer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
  4. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
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The Bellman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellman 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.

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