|My name is Bernard "Bernie Edwin Anthony Beleskey, Born Nov. 27th 1941 in Barrie Ontario, Canada. |
- Son of *Edwin Joesph Beleskey(68)1916 - 1984.
- Grandson of John "Jack" Joesph Beliski(78) 1888 - 1966.
- Great grandson of Valentine 1858 - 1916.
- Great, great grandson of Joseph "Jack" Beliski 1858 - ?
- Great, great, great grandson of Beliski Sr. 1837 - ?
I am married to Jane Elizabeth [Thompson], Oct 14th 1966. We currently live in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2K1P8
The Family Tree of our ancestors now dates back to 1408 in Lithuania, then Prussia, Poland, Germany and finally Canada
The Lituanian surname Beleskey/Beliski is of hoponymic 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 of the eatate 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 devires from the Slavic term "biel" meaning "white". After the union of Horodla in 1413, when Litunania and Poland united, many members of the Luthuanian aristocracy adopted the polish form of their surnames and indeed Lituanian society was to become completely Polonized. Indeed, the variant form of Beliski was borne by a noble Lituanian 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 existance 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 of the clan Sreniawa.
The Family Crest
Blazon: **** Gules, a blend wavy coupled argent ensigned by a small cross or, in the cheif dexter canlon.
Crest: **** On a crowned hemelt and between two buffalo horns with four bells on each lion's head affronte, all proper.
Origin: **** Lithunanian
Certification by "The Historical Research Center" February 6th. 2000 Number 4784
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