The ancestors of the Bellmon surname date back to the Pictish clans of ancient Scotland
, Bellmon was used as a name for a bellman
or town crier.
Early Origins of the Bellmon family
The surname Bellmon 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
Early History of the Bellmon family
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Bellmon Spelling Variations
In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations
in names were common even among members of one family unit. Bellmon has appeared Bellman, Beelman, Belman, Bellmon and others.
Early Notables of the Bellmon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellmon family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland
, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan
societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Bellmon: Christian Bellman who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732; Melchior Beelman who arrived in Philadelphia in 1738; Peter Belman arrived in Philadelphia in 1749..
Contemporary Notables of the name Bellmon (post 1700)
- Henry Bellmon (1920-1984), American politician, Governor of Oklahoma and U.S. Senator
- Henry Louis Bellmon (1921-2009), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II; Farmer; Member of Oklahoma State House of Representatives, 1946-48; Oklahoma Republican State Chair, 1960-62; Governor of Oklahoma, 1963-67, 1987-91