Early Origins of the Belter family
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
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Belter Spelling Variations
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)
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Migration of the Belter family to Ireland
Some of the Belter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Belter family to the New World and Oceana
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)
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