Belmares History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Belmares family
The surname Belmares was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th.
Important Dates for the Belmares family
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Belmares 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 Belmares include Belmore, Belemer, Bellmer, Belmer, Bellmore, Belamore and many more.
Early Notables of the Belmares family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belmares 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 Belmares or a variant listed above: Ann Belmore, who arrived in Toronto in 1901; Jose Belmore, who arrived in New Orleans in 1849; Duncomb Belamore, who came to Virginia in 1694; Don Bellmore, who settled in Wisconsin in 1882.
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