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The ancestors of the Bellstead surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in or around the parish of Belstead, which was located in the diocese of Norwich and county Suffolk.

Bellstead Early Origins



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

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Bellstead Spelling Variations


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Bellstead Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bellstead include Belstead, Bellstead, Bestede, Belsted, Bellsted, Bellestede and many more.

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Bellstead Early History


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Bellstead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellstead research. Another 479 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bellstead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bellstead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bellstead Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bellstead 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: W. Belstead, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellstead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bellstead (post 1700)



  • Dirk Bellstead, Professor at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Bellstead Family Crest Products


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Bellstead Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. 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. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Bellstead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bellstead 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 2 April 2014 at 14:32.

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