Belter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Belter family

The surname Belter was first found in Berwickshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times in the parish of Dunbar. Their history at this place is before the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Belter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belter research. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1231 and 1312 are included under the topic Early Belter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Belter Spelling Variations

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Belter occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Belton, Beltone, Beleton, Beldan, Belden, Belston, Belting, Beldon and many more.

Early Notables of the Belter family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Belter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Belter family to Ireland

Some of the Belter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Belter family

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Belter, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Angus Belton who settled in Barbados in 1745; after Culloden; Joe Belton settled in Barbados in 1635; Janet Belton settled in South Carolina in 1774; William Belton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1862.


Contemporary Notables of the name Belter (post 1700) +

  • Wesley Belter, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 2008


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