Bellson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the Bellson family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Kent.
Early Origins of the Bellson family
The surname Bellson was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Bellson family
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Bellson 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 Bellson include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Beleson, a prominent 14th century landholder in Kent; Blessed Thomas Belson (executed 5 July 1589), an English Roman Catholic layman from...
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Migration of the Bellson 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 Bellson or a variant listed above: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bellson (post 1700)
- Louie Bellson (1925-2009), American jazz drummer
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