Belo History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Belo family
The surname Belo was first found in Pomerania, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs. Chronicles first mention the family in the year 1200. The ancestral castle was called Peest and was located in the district of Lauenburg-Butow. This castle was owned by Gerd von Below in 1335, and he is taken to be the founding father of many of the most prominent branches of the family. In the 14th century, they expanded into Mecklenburg and the Mark region. In Mecklenburg, the ancestral seat of the family was Below in the district of Wredenhagen in Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
Important Dates for the Belo family
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Belo Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Below, Bellow, Belloe, Beloe, Bellau, Bellaut and many more.
Early Notables of the Belo family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the name Belo at this time were Bertram von Below, the Lord of Gatz, who became Privy Councillor to Duke Bogislaus in 1674. In 1691, Friedrich III of Brandenburg...
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Belo migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Belo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Pablo Belo, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1837 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)