Belong History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Belong was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. The ancestors of the Belong family lived in Nottingham in the midlands of England. However, the family was originally descended from the Bellengers, the Knights of Facomberg in Picardy, France and the name has been corrupted from the name of the French Boulanger family, who were chevaliers (knights) of Hainaut and Flanders.
Early Origins of the Belong family
The surname Belong was first found in Worcestershire where John Belinger was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1275. 
From this earliest record, we move to 16th century London where William Bellinger is buried at St. Peter, Cornhill in 1563; and the same church records show Thomas Bland and Rose Bellynger married at that time. William Bellinger and Dorothy Ferrybye were married in 1572-3 and later, Richard Ashman and Joan Belinger were married in 1620. 
Early History of the Belong family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belong research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1721, 1642, 1642, 1468, 1469 and 1477 are included under the topic Early Belong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belong Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Belong has been recorded under many different variations, including Ballenger, Ballinger, Bellinger, Bellenger and others.
Early Notables of the Belong family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Francis Bellinger (died 1721), an English physician, an original member of the Spalding Society.
John Bellinger was a "bookseller in London; Cliffords...
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Migration of the Belong family to Ireland
Some of the Belong family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 162 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belong migration to Canada +
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Belongs were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:
Belong Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- John Belong, who landed in Canada in 1830
Related Stories +
- ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)