Bellenger family page
The origins of this name are something of a mystery. Although French sounding, it is probably more likely that the family in Jersey originated from England.
The 1772 record of the baptism of Clement Bellenger in St Brelade
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Origins of surname
A variant of Beranger, this name is derived from the Germanic personal name Berengari, from beren = bear and gari = spear. The name is found in a wide variety of spellings through France, but is not particularly common in those regions close to Jersey - Brittany and Normandy.
The name first appears in Jersey church records with the baptism of five children of Pierre and Madelaine Carrell in St Brelade. All baptism records are found in that parish's registers.
Bellenger Bélanger Bellengé Bellengez Bellengier Béranger Bellanger
Births and baptisms