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Where did the Italian Belushi family come from? What is the Italian Belushi family crest and coat of arms? When did the Belushi family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Belushi family history?
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Belushi include Belli, Bello, Bella, De Bello, De Belli, Debelli, De Bei, De Bellis, Di Bello, Lo Bello, Lobello, Lubello, Lubelli, La Bella, Labella, Bellavista, Bellido, Bellardi, Bellezza, Bellone, Bellarmini, Bellacati, Bellacera, Bellelli, Belleli, Belle, Belletti, Bellettini, Bellini, Bellino, Bellin, Belluzzi, Bellocci, Bellozzi, Bellotti, Belotti, Bellotto, Bellotta, Belloni, Bellacci, Bellaccini, Ballacchini, Bellazzi, Bellami, Bellemo, Bellen, Bellandi, Bellani, Bellano, Bellan, Bellardo, Bellasi, Bellati, Bellato, Belliato, Bellero, Belleri, Belleschi, Bellesi, Belligi, Bellisi, Bellugi, Belluschi, Belushi, Bellussi, Bellutti, Bellutta, Bellassai, Bellantonio, Bellantoni, Bellantone, Bellantuone, Bellocchio, Bellocchi, Bellebuono, Bellobuono, Bellabuono, Bellomo, Belluomo, Begliuomini and many more.
First found in the city of Verona, where earliest records are found in 1279 with Vivaldo and Filippo Bellanda, city councilors, and with the Bellani family who were well in known for their peace-making efforts. Jacobus de Belviso (c. 1270-1335) was an Italian jurist from Bologna.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belushi research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1370, 1435, 1475, 1418, 1588, 1598, 1601, 1595, 1661, 1670, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1616, 1656, 1552 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Belushi History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 631 words (45 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Belushi Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Belushi or a variant listed above: Antonio Bello, who arrived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1779; Antonio Bella, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1785; and Gireham Bellavista who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860..
The Belushi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Belushi 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.
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