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Early Origins of the Belwood family


The surname Belwood was first found in Cheshire where "William Belward, lord of Malpas, founded many great Northern families." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The Domesday Book of 1086 lists "One Beluard" as a Domesday tenant in Gloucestershire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Belwood family


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Belwood Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Belward, Belwood, Bellward, Bellwood and others.

Early Notables of the Belwood family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Belwood family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Belwood Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jane Belwood, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Citations


  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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