The name Belman began among the descendants of an ancient Scottish tribe called the
. It was a name for a
, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belman research.Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1398, 1505, 1663, and 1735 are included under the topic Early Belman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Belman has appeared Bellman, Beelman, Belman, Bellmon and others.
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Belman name:
Belman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Belman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1749