Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Kent.
Early Origins of the Pelston family
Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Pelston family
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Pelston Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Pelston family name include Bellison, Belson, Beleson, Belessone, Bellesson and many more.
Early Notables of the Pelston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Pelston family to the New World and Oceana
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 Pelston surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Belson who arrived in Virginia in 1654.
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