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The Belson name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Kent.

Belson Early Origins



The surname Belson was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Belson Spelling Variations


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Belson Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Belson has undergone many spelling variations, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.

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Belson Early History


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Belson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belson 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 Belson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belson Early Notables (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 Belson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Belson were among those contributors:

Belson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Belson, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654
  • Mary Belson, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • I Belson, who arrived in Virginia in 1696
  • Edward Belson, who arrived in Virginia in 1699

Belson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isaac D Belson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1843

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    11. ...

    The Belson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belson 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 4 December 2014 at 13:27.

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