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Bellsham History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bellsham is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Belchamp in the county of Essex having derived from the Old English elements bel, which means fair, and champ, which means field.

Early Origins of the Bellsham family


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

Early History of the Bellsham family


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Bellsham Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bellsham has been spelled many different ways, including Belsham, Bellsham, Belshem, Belchamp, Bellchamp, Belesham and many more.

Early Notables of the Bellsham family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bellsham family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bellsham Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jame Bellsham, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

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