In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Betonessomb surname lived in the Pas-de-Calais region of Normandy
here the family lived before coming to England
with the Norman Conquest
and settling in the county of Essex
. Other records show the name could have been a baptismal name derived from the expression the son of Beatrice
from the nickname Bete.
Early Origins of the Betonessomb family
The surname Betonessomb was first found in Shropshire
, where "Walter De Betton had a freehold estate at Betton-Strange, near Shrewsbury, in the reign of Edward I
. William Betton, fourth in descent from Walter, was seated at Great Berwick prior to the reign of Henry IV." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Betton Strange is today a hamlet in the civil parish of Berrington and home to Betton Strange Hall which was built in the 1800s.
Early History of the Betonessomb family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Betonessomb research.Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1316, 1327, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1543, 1582, 1583, 1598, 1620, 1625, 1661 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Betonessomb History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Betonessomb 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 Betonessomb 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 Betonessomb include: Bettin, Bettinson, Betin, Betun, Betonessone, Betissone, Betonson, Bittinson, Bettine, Betenson, Bettenson, Bettinsoonne, Betinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Betonessomb family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Betonessomb 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 Betonessomb or a variant listed above: J. Bettinson who arrived in Ontario in 1879.