The name Beltie is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a beltmaker.
Early Origins of the Beltie family
The surname Beltie was first found in Essex
, where Arnold and Robert Belt(e) were first listed in the Feet of Fines in 1203. Years later, Benedict le beleter was listed in the Freemans Rolls of Yorkshire
in 1295. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Beltie family
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Beltie Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Beltie are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Beltie include Belt, Beltie, Belts and others.
Early Notables of the Beltie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beltie family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beltie or a variant listed above: Elias Belt who settled in Barbados in 1671; Humfrey Belt settled in Virginia in 1635; Isaac Belt settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Richard settled in Virginia in 1654.
Contemporary Notables of the name Beltie (post 1700)