Pelson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Pelson is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Pelson family once lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Pelson family
The surname Pelson was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Pelson family
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Pelson Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pelson family name include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Pelson 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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Pelson migration to the United States
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Pelson surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Pelson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Pelson, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)