January 19, 2023 12:37:58 PM

Bernard Edwin Anthony Beleskey


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John Joseph " Jack" BELESKEY (18881966), Mary Amelia Ruth BURTON (18941964) | Portrait View | Family Tree | FamilySearch


My Beleskey/Beliski/Bieliski and Burton Ancestry Tree - 1414

The Family Tree name "Beliski" of our ancestors now dates back to 1414 in Lithuania. Our ancestors also came from Lithuania then to Prussia and then to Poland. the from Germany they arrived in Canada and United States, in the late 19th century

Our Family Name History:

As you may or may not know the Beleskey/Beliski's are of Lithuanian decent, polish heritage and traditions. The narrative obtained from the "The Historical Research Center" describes the following historical information.

The Lithuanians may have settled along the Neman (Nemanus) as early as 1500 B.C. In the 13th cent., to protect themselves against the Livonian and Teutonic knights, they formed a strong, unified state which, by absorbing neighboring Russian principalities, became one of the largest in medieval Europe. Between 1386 and 1569, Lithuania gradually merged with Poland. In 1795 it came under Russian control. Independence was declared in 1918, but Poland held Vilnius from 1920 to 1939.

The Lithuanian surname Beleskey/Beliski is of homonymic [ same as ] origin, deriving from the place name where the initial bearer lived or held land. In this instance the surname is considered to be a variant of the Polish Beliski, both finding their roots in a place names "Beles", with the addition of the suffix"-skey" which is a phonic variant of "-ski", a standard Slavic ending.

Thus the first bearer of the surname Beleskey/Beliski was someone who was identified by the members of his community as "one who hailed from Beles". In some cases, this name may also have originated from the estate of the family, in which instance, it can be interpreted "the lord of Beles".

The surname is also record as Belewicz and Bielewski. Etymologically the loponym derives from the Slavic term "biel", meaning "white". After the union of Horodla in 1413, when Lithuania and Poland united, many members of the Lithuanian aristocracy adopted the polish form of their surnames and indeed Lithuanian society was to become completely Polonized. Indeed, the variant form of Beliski was borne by a noble Lithuanian family, which was a sept of the great clan Mogila.

The ancestral seal of this house was located in the city of Zmudz, where their existence was documented in 1840. Zmudz, a Russian diocese, also called Telshi (Telshe), including the part of Lithuania lying on the Baltic; this Lithuanian district, also named Schmudien (Polish, Zmudz) or Schamaiten (Lithuanian, Zemaitis), was conquered about 1380 by the Teutonic Knights, and ceded to Poland in 1411 by the first Treaty of Thorn after the defeat of Tannenberg. The surname of Beliski was of the family which was a sept (family) of the clan of Sreniawa.

The Family Crest and our Flag of Lithuania Lithuanian History [ click here ]

The Burton's History back to 1200  https://www.houseofnames.com/burton-family-crest

Burton is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Burton family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

The Burton family lived in Burton which is the "name of no less than forty parishes and places in England." [1]

The name literally means "fortified enclosure" or "fortified farmstead." [2]

Early Origins of the Burton family

The surname Burton was first found in Shropshire where they were descended conjecturally from Drogo de Beuvriere a kinsman of William the Conqueror who held lands at Burton Agnes, Burton Constable and a manor house or castle at Burton Pidsea.

The surname "is derived from Boreton, in the parish of Condover, in Shropshire, an estate which remained in the family until the reign of James I. 'Goiffrid de Bortona' (Burton,) one of the foresters of Shropshire, in the reign of Henry I., is the first recorded ancestor." [3]

Canada Burton migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Burton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • John Burton, who settled in St. John's and was Constable of Bonavista, Newfoundland in 1706 [14]
  • Daniel Burton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Richard Burton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Burton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Benjamin Burton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
Burton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ally Burton, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1811
  • John Burton, aged 27, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Burton, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843