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Belton Early Origins



The surname Belton 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.

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Belton Spelling Variations


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Belton 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. Belton occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Belton, Beltone, Beleton, Beldan, Belden, Belston, Belting, Beldon and many more.

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Belton Early History


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Belton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belton research. Another 165 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1231 and 1312 are included under the topic Early Belton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Belton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Belton Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Belton In Ireland


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Belton In Ireland



Some of the Belton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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 Belton, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Belton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Belton settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Belton, aged 48, arrived in Barbados in 1635

Belton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Angus Belton who settled in Barbados in 1745 after Culloden
  • Janet Belton, aged 20, arrived in Carolina in 1774
  • Janet Belton settled in South Carolina in 1774
  • Janet Belton arrived in Carolina in 1774

Belton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Belton arrived in New York state in 1826
  • James Belton, who landed in New York in 1826
  • Edmund Belton, aged 49, arrived in Missouri in 1841
  • Edmund Belton arrived in Missouri in 1841
  • John Belton, aged 22, landed in Missouri in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Belton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Belton U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Belton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Belton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838
  • James Belton, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Daniel Belton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849
  • John Belton, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Ethelinda Belton, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Belton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Belton arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865
  • Eliza Belton arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blue Jacket" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Belton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Belton (post 1700)



  • Howard C. Belton (1893-1988), American farmer, nineteenth Treasurer of the State of Oregon
  • Keith Da'Shawn "Thump" Belton (b. 1981), American football fullback
  • Joseph Belton, American inventor of the Belton flintlock ( c. 1777)
  • Sharon Sayles Belton (b. 1951), American community leader, politician and activist
  • Sharon Sayles Belton (b. 1951), American social worker, mayor of Minneapolis (1994-)
  • Christopher Belton (b. 1955), English writer of fiction and non-fiction
  • John Belton, Professor of English at Rutgers University
  • Janine Claire Belton (b. 1979), former English Olympic swimmer
  • Elizabeth "Betty" Margaret Belton (1916-1989), English women's cricketer
  • Louis J. Belton (b. 1943), former Irish Fine Gael politician
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Belton


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Suggested Readings for the name Belton



  • The Family of Edmund Smith Belton in America by Blair Belton.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Belton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belton 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 10 May 2016 at 10:43.

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