Early Origins of the Belyn family
The surname Belyn was first found in Flintshire
(Welsh: Sir y Fflint), a historic county, created after the defeat of the Welsh
Kingdom of Gwynedd in 1284, and located in north-east Wales
, where they held a family seat
. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales
was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans
met more resistance from the Welsh
than in the rest of England
. The Welsh
fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales
upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales
as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and ll Princes of Wales
were presented to the Welsh
people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh
surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 861 when Belyn held a family seat
Early History of the Belyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belyn research.Another 337 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1535, 1455, 1487, 1615, 1622, 1666, 1622, 1716, 1574, 1584, 1600, 1613 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Belyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Belyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Belyn, Bellin, Belin, Bellyn, Bealing, Beeling, Belling, Beling, Bellings and many more.
Early Notables of the Belyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belyn family to Ireland
Some of the Belyn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Belyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Beeling, aged 22, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1921; Frederick Bellings, aged 45, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Vernon, B.C., in 1913; Maude C. Bellings, aged 42, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Vernon, B.C., in 1913.