The origins of the Belsan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Belsan family
The surname Belsan was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Belsan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belsan research.Another 433 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1339, 1500, 1557, 1500, 1596, 1651, 1707, 1815, 1589, 1987, 1606, 1684, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Belsan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belsan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Belsan were recorded, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Belsan family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Beleson, a prominent 14th century landholder in Kent; Blessed Thomas Belson (executed 5 July 1589), an English Roman Catholic layman from... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belsan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belsan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Belsan family emigrate to North America: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
Contemporary Notables of the name Belsan (post 1700)
- E. T. Belsan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1916