Pellison History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Pellison is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Pellison family
The surname Pellison was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Pellison family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pellison research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1317, 1339, 1500, 1557, 1500, 1596, 1651, 1707, 1815, 1589, 1987, 1606, 1684, 1625 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Pellison History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Pellison Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Pellison has been spelled many different ways, including Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Pellison family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Beleson, a prominent 14th century landholder in Kent; Blessed Thomas Belson (executed 5 July 1589), an English Roman Catholic layman from...
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Migration of the Pellison family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Pellisons to arrive in North America: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
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