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Multiple Origins for the Surname Bellmore


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Bellmore Early Origins



The surname Bellmore was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th.

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Bellmore Spelling Variations


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Bellmore Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bellmore has been recorded under many different variations, including Belmore, Belemer, Bellmer, Belmer, Bellmore, Belamore and many more.

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Bellmore Early History


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Bellmore Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellmore research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Bellmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellmore Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellmore Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bellmore 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bellmore or a variant listed above:

Bellmore Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred Bellmore, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1875
  • Don Bellmore, who settled in Wisconsin in 1882

Bellmore Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • R. Bellmore, aged 64, who emigrated to America, in 1906
  • William Bellmore, aged 0, who landed in America from Cown, Ireland, in 1914
  • Mary Bellmore, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1914

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Bellmore Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Bellmore Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellmore 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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