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The name Belman began among the descendants of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. It was a name for a bellman or town crier.

Belman Early Origins



The surname Belman was first found in Caithness (Gaelic: Gallaibh), the northern tip of Scotland, a Norse/Viking controlled region from the 9th century, which became the Earldom of Caithness, where they had been settled from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Belman Spelling Variations


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Belman Spelling Variations



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.

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Belman Early History


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Belman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belman research. Another 128 words (9 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.

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Belman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Belman (post 1700)



  • Mitch Belman, American editor, best known for his work on Kortney & Dave: By Request (27 episodes) and Pick a Puppy (5 episodes)
  • Jamie Belman (b. 1985), English actor, best known for his role as Michael Conwaywork in television series Emmerdale and for his roles in Somers Town (2008), Missed Connections (2012)
  • José Francisco Belman González (b. 1971), Spanish retired footballer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    3. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    4. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Belman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belman 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 21 January 2016 at 08:17.

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