BELNAP FAMILY ORGANIZATION: THINGS NAMED BELNAP OR BELKNAP
The surname Belknap or Belnap is unique, in that all known Belknaps or Belnaps living today are believed to descend from one man, Abraham Beltoft alias Belknap, who migrated from England to Massachusetts about 1635. Although the surname continued in England for several centuries through other branches of the family, it has since died out in its country of origin.
Today, a wide variety of locations and institutions are named after descendants of Abraham Belknap, including over 130 streets, over 20 towns, and 1 U.S. county. Natural features named Belknap range from a nunatak near the South Pole in Antarctica, to a Canadian cape near the North Pole, to a seamount beneath the Pacific Ocean between California and Hawaii, to a tiny rocky island in Indonesia in Southeast Asia. Not bad for one man's descendants!
Back in England, the family's country of origin, there are only two known structures--a manor home and a small bungalow--known to carry the family name.
Below is a list of all known "things" named Belnap or Belknap. Additions and corrections are welcomed.
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Country State/Province County/Shire City/Town Link
Physical and Natural Features
Capes
Cape Belknap Canada Nunavut Qikiqtaaluk Region, Ellesmere Is.
Belknap Point USA New Hampshire Belknap
Islands
Belknap Rock (a/k/a Batu Penu) Indonesia Lat: 4 37' 0 N; Long: 108 4' 0 E http://www.satelliteviews.net/indonesia.htm
Belknap Islands USA Alaska Sitka
Belknap Island (a/k/a Frank Island) USA Wyoming Teton
Mountains/Summits
Belknap Nunatak Antarctica
Belknap Submerged Mountain (a/k/a Erben Tablemount) Pacific Ocean Lat: 32 52' N; Long: 132 32' W
Belknap Hill USA Michigan Kent Grand Rapids http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belknap_Hill
Belknap Mountains USA New Hampshire Belknap
Belknap Mountain USA New Hampshire Belknap
Belknap Ridge USA New York Orange
Little Belknap USA Oregon Deschutes http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Belknap/description_belknap.html
Belknap Crater USA Oregon Linn
Belknap Shield Volcano USA Oregon Linn http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/Belknap/framework.html
Belknap Hills USA Texas Montague
Belknap Mountains USA Texas Young
Mount Belknap USA Utah Piute
Valleys
Belknap Gulch USA Oregon Josephine
Belknap Hollow USA West Virginia Braxton
Water Features and Water-related Structures
Belknap Lake Canada British Columbia
Lac Belnap Canada Quebec
Belnap Tank USA Arizona Coconino
Belnap Reservoir USA Arizona Mohave
Belnap Spring USA California Siskiyou
Belknap Creek USA California Tulare
Belnap Creek USA Michigan Leelanau
Belknap Creek USA Oregon Benton
Belknap Spring USA Oregon Benton
Belknap Creek USA Oregon Crook
Belknap Hot Spring USA Oregon Lane
Belnap Creek USA Texas Hill
Belknap Creek USA Texas Montague
East Belknap Creek USA Texas Montague
Middle Belknap Creek USA Texas Montague
West Belknap Creek USA Texas Montague
Belknap Branch USA Texas Parker
Belnap Creek USA Utah Morgan
Belknap Brook USA Vermont Orange Tunbridge
Belnap Pond Dam USA Vermont Orange
Belknap Creek USA Wyoming Park
Belknap Creek Number 1 Dam USA Wyoming Park
Belknap Creek Number 1 Reservoir USA Wyoming Park
Belknap Creek Number 4 Dam USA Wyoming Park
Belknap Creek Number 4 Reservoir USA Wyoming Park
Belknap Creek Number 5 Dam USA Wyoming Park
Belknap Creek Number 5 Reservoir USA Wyoming Park
Woods
Belknap Camp Grove USA California Tulare
Civil Jurisdictions
Counties
Belknap County USA New Hampshire Belknap http://www.belknapcounty.org/
Cities, Towns, and Townships
Belknap USA Alabama Dallas
Belknap Bluff (historical) USA Arkansas Arkansas (now St. Charles)
Belknap (historical) USA Arkansas Cross
Belknap (historical) USA Georgia Bryan
Belknap USA Illinois Johnson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belknap,_Illinois
Belknap USA Indiana Vanderburgh
Belknap USA Iowa Davis
Belknap Township USA Iowa Pottawattamie
Belknap Beach USA Kentucky Oldham
Belknap USA Kentucky Wolfe
Belknap Township USA Michigan Presque Isle
Belknap USA Michigan Presque Isle
Fort Belknap Agency USA Montana Blaine
Fort Belknap USA Montana Blaine http://russell.visitmt.com/communities/fortbelknap.htm
Belknap USA Montana Sanders
Belknapville USA New York Orange
Belknap Crossing USA New York Wyoming
Belknap USA Ohio Harrison
Belknap (historical?) USA Ohio Jefferson
Belknap Springs USA Oregon Lane
Belknap USA Pennsylvania Armstrong
Belknaps (historical) USA Tennessee Stewart
Belknap (historical) USA Texas Young
Belknap USA Utah Sevier
Indian Reservations
Fort Belknap Indian Reservation USA Montana
Other Locations
Airports
Belknap-Icarus Acres Airport USA Indiana Delaware Parker City http://www.airport-data.com/airport/1IN0/
Post Offices (often established as a precursor to more permanent settlement)
Belknap Post Office (historical) USA Alabama Dallas
Belknap Post Office (historical) USA Minnesota Pine
Belknap Post Office (historical) USA Montana Blaine
Belknap Post Office (historical) USA Montana Sanders
Belknap Post Office (historical) USA Nebraska Holt
Belknap Springs Post Office (historical) USA Oregon Lane
Cemeteries
Belknap Cemetery Canada Quebec Stanstead Baldwin Mills http://www.interment.net/data/canada/qc/stanstead/belknap/index.htm
Belknap (Quarryville) Cemetery USA Connecticut Tolland Bolton http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jdevlin/ct/belknap_cem_bolton.htm
Belknap-Dill Cemetery USA Illinois Hancock
Belknap Cemetery USA Iowa Pottawattamie Oakland
Belknap Cemetery USA Kansas Chautauqua
Belknap Cemetery USA New York Ulster
Belknap Cemetery USA Texas Young
City Parks
Belknap Park USA Michigan Kent Grand Rapids
Arias G. and Mabel Harris Belnap Memorial Park USA Utah Weber Ogden
Locales
Belknap Campground USA California Tulare
Belknap State Reservation USA New Hampshire Belknap
Belknap Camp USA Oregon Lane
Belknap Ranger Station USA Utah Sevier
Belknap Ranch USA Wyoming Park
Mines
Belknap Mine Number 1 USA Texas Young
Belknap Mine Number 2 USA Texas Young
Belknap Mine Number 3 USA Texas Young
Belknap Mine Number 4 USA Texas Young
Belknap Mine Number 5 USA Texas Young
Neighborhoods/Subdivisions
Belknap Manor USA Florida Miami-Dade North Miami Beach
Belknap USA Kentucky Jefferson Louisville http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belknap,_Louisville
Belknap USA Rhode Island Providence Johnston
Belnap Addition USA Utah Weber Ogden
Streets
Belnap Drive USA Alaska Kenai Peninsula Homer
Belknap Circle USA Alaska Anchorage Eagle River
Belknap USA Arizona Maricopa Mesa
Belnap USA Arizona Pima Tucson
Belknap USA Arizona Maricopa Phoenix
Bel[k]nap Street [and Avenue?] USA Arkansas Arkansas St. Charles
Belknap Road USA Arkansas Yell Sulphur Springs
Belknap Court USA California Santa Clara Cupertino
Belknap Drive USA California Santa Clara Cupertino
Belknap Way USA California San Diego Escondido
Belknap Way USA California San Diego San Diego
Belnap Way USA California Santa Clara Saratoga
Belknap USA Colorado ____ Aurora
Belknap USA Connecticut Hartford Hartford
Belknap USA Connecticut Hartford Plainville
Belknap Road USA Connecticut Hartford West Hartford
Belknap Street USA Florida Palm Beach Delray Beach
Belknap USA Florida Orange Orlando
Belknap USA Florida Escambia Pensacola
Belknap USA Hawaii Oahu Kapolei
Belknap USA Idaho Elmore Mountain Home
Belknap USA Illinois Hancock Hamilton
Belknap Street USA Illinois Kane Sleepy Hollow
Belknap Road USA Illinois Johnson Belknap
Belknap Lane USA Indiana St. Joseph Mishawaka
Belknap Boulevard USA Iowa Lee Keokuk
Belknap Place USA Iowa Lee Keokuk
Belknap [Belnap?] Street USA Iowa Delaware Ryan
Belknap USA Kansas Riley Manhattan
Belknap USA Kentucky Jefferson Louisville
Belknap Beach Road USA Kentucky Jefferson Prospect
Belknap Beach Road USA Kentucky Oldham Belknap Beach
Belknap Street USA Maine Cumberland Portland
Belknap USA Maine York South Berwick
Belknap USA Maryland Anne Arundel Annapolis
Belknap USA Maryland ~ Baltimore
Belknap Drive USA Massachusetts Essex Andover
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Middlesex Arlington
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Suffolk Boston
Belknap Street (historical; name later changed to Joy Street) USA Massachusetts Suffolk Boston
Belnap Street USA Massachusetts Suffolk Brighton
Belknap Court USA Massachusetts Middlesex Concord
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Middlesex Concord
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Middlesex Framingham
Belknap Road USA Massachusetts Middlesex Framingham
Belnap Road USA Massachusetts Suffolk Hyde Park
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Essex Lawrence
Belknap USA Massachusetts Norfolk Medfield
Belnap Road USA Massachusetts Norfolk Norwood
Belknap USA Massachusetts Bristol Somerset
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Middlesex Somerville
Belknap Road USA Massachusetts Middlesex Wayland
Belknap Avenue USA Massachusetts Hampden West Springfield
Belknap Street USA Massachusetts Worcester Westborough
Belknap Terrace USA Massachusetts Middlesex Winchester
Belknap Street USA Michigan Eaton Grand Ledge
Belknap Avenue USA Michigan Kent Grand Rapids
Belnap Street USA Michigan Isabella Mount Pleasant
Belknap USA Minnesota St. Louis Duluth
Belknap Lane USA Mississippi Hinds Edwards
Bel[k]nap Road USA Mississippi Hinds Edwards
Belknap Road USA Mississippi Pike McComb
Belknap USA Missouri Jackson Kansas City
Belknap USA Missouri ~ St. Louis
Belknap Avenue USA Montana Yellowstone Billings
Belknap Drive USA New Hampshire Rockingham Atkinson
Belknap Street USA New Hampshire Belknap Belmont
Belknap Street USA New Hampshire Strafford Dover
Belknap Road USA New Hampshire Hillsborough Hudson
Belknap Terrace USA New Hampshire Hillsborough Hudson
Belknap Street USA New Hampshire Belknap Laconia
Belknap USA New Hampshire Coos Lancaster
Belknap Street USA New Hampshire Hillsborough Nashua
Belnap Drive USA New Hampshire Merrimack Pembroke
Belknap Lane USA New Jersey Monmouth Rumson
Belnap Court USA New Mexico Bernalillo Albuquerque
Belnap Place USA New Mexico Bernalillo Albuquerque
Belknap Street USA New Mexico Quay Nara Visa
Belnap USA New York Queens Jamaica
Belknap Avenue USA New York Broome Binghamton
Belnap USA New York Yates Branchport
Belknap Road USA New York Chautauqua Clymer
Belknap Road USA New York Erie Eden
Belknap Road USA New York Broome Endicott
Belknap Court USA New York Suffolk Huntington
Belknap Street USA New York Orange Newburgh
Belknap Drive USA New York Suffolk Northport
Belknap Street USA New York Monroe Rochester
Belknap Lane USA New York Ulster Saugerties
Belknap Street USA New York Queens Springfield Gardens
Belknap Avenue USA New York Westchester Yonkers
Belnap USA New York Kings Brooklyn
Belnap Drive USA North Carolina Wake Apex
Belknap USA North Carolina Onslow Camp Lejeune
Belknap Road USA North Carolina Mecklenburg Charlotte
Belknap Place USA Ohio Hamilton Cincinnati
Belknap Place USA Ohio Hamilton Greenhills
Belnap USA Oklahoma Carter Ardmore
Belnap USA Oklahoma Carter Lone Grove
Belknap Avenue USA Oklahoma Cleveland Norman
Belknap Court USA Oregon Deschutes Bend
Belknap Road USA Oregon Jackson Medford
Belknap Lane USA Oregon Benton Monroe
Belknap Avenue USA Oregon Multnomah Portland
Belknap Street USA Oregon Crook Prineville
Belknap Lane USA Oregon Deschutes Sunriver
Belknap Drive USA Oregon Clackamas West Linn
Belnap Court USA Oregon Clackamas Wilsonville
Belknap Road USA Pennsylvania Armstrong Dayton
Belknap USA Pennsylvania Erie Erie
Belknap Street USA Rhode Island Providence Providence
Belknap USA South Carolina Richland Columbia
Belknap Road USA South Carolina Berkeley Goose Creek
Belknap USA South Carolina Beaufort Laurel Bay
Belnap USA South Dakota Hughes Pierre
Belknap Avenue USA Texas Dallas Dallas
Belknap Street USA Texas Ellis Ennis
Belknap[p] Street USA Texas Tarrant Haltom City
Belnap Court USA Texas Harris Houston
Belnap Way USA Texas Harris Houston
Belknap Street USA Texas Jack Jacksboro
Belnap Court USA Texas ____ Missouri City
Belknap Place USA Texas Bexar San Antonio
Belknap Street USA Texas Baylor Seymour
Belknap Street USA Texas Erath Stephenville
Belknap Street USA Texas Fort Bend Sugar Land
Belknap Street USA Texas Tarrant Fort Worth
Belknap USA Utah Salt Lake Salt Lake City
Belnap Circle USA Utah Salt Lake West Jordan
Belnap Circle USA Utah Weber Ogden
Belknap Street USA Vermont Bennington Bennington
Belknap Road USA Vermont Washington Berlin
Belknap Street USA Vermont Washington Northfield
Belknap USA Vermont Orange Post Mills
Belknap Brook Road USA Vermont Orange Tunbridge
Belknap Lane USA Vermont Windsor Windsor
Belknap Street USA Virginia ~ Alexandria
Belknap USA Washington Stevens Valley
Belknap Street USA Wisconsin Douglas Superior
Belknap Terrace USA Wisconsin Douglas Superior
Belknap Shores USA Wisconsin Douglas Superior
Belknap USA Wisconsin Taylor Westboro
Structures
Schools
Belknap School USA Kansas Chautauqua
Belknap School USA Kentucky Jefferson [Louisville]
University of Louisville Belknap Campus USA Kentucky Louisville http://www.louisville.edu/ur/onpi/campus-tour/
Belknap School USA Michigan Allegan
Belknap School (historical) USA Montana Blaine
Belknap School (historical) USA Montana Sanders
Fort Belknap College USA Montana
Belknap Grammar School (historical) USA New Hampshire Strafford Dover
Belknap School USA New York Niagara [Lockport?]
Belknap Elementary School USA Utah Beaver Beaver
Churches
Belknap Church USA Kansas Chautauqua
Belknap Church USA Kentucky Wolfe [Lee City]
Belknap Church USA Rhode Island Providence
Forts
Fort Belknap (near Belknap town) USA Texas Young http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Belknap_(Newcastle,_Texas)
Fort Belknap USA Montana Blaine
Bridges
Belknap Bridge USA Oregon Lane near Rainbow http://www.ohwy.com/or/b/belknbrg.htm
Mills
Belknap Mill USA New Hampshire Belknap Laconia http://www.belnapfamily.org/belknapmill.htm
Other Individual Structures
Men's Belknap Building, McLean Hospital USA Massachusets Middlesex Waverley
Belknap House, New Hampshire College USA New Hampshire http://www.nhc.edu/maps/belknhse.html
Belknap Court (office building) USA Oregon Washington Hillsboro
Belknap Hall, Willamette University USA Oregon Marion Salem
Belknap Drive-In (historical) USA Texas Tarrant Fort Worth http://www.cinematour.com/theatres/us/TX/11.html
Belknap Manor England Cambridge-shire (prev. Essex) Great Chishill
Belnap House ("Bellnaps") (until 1930s) England Essex Canvey Island
Ships/Boats
Military Vessels
USS Belknap (DD-251) http://www.belnapfamily.org/ussbelknap.htm
USS Belknap (DLG-26/CG-26) http://www.belnapfamily.org/ussbelknap.htm
Other Vessels
Belknap (Great Lakes barge) http://www.hhpl.on.ca/GreatLakes/scripts/Bib.asp?PubID=26
Institutions/Organizations
Arts Institutions
University of Louisville, Belknap & Covi Galleries USA Kentucky Jefferson Louisville
Belknap Collection for the Performing Arts USA Florida http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/belknap/belknap.html
Businesses
Belknap Imaging USA Hawaii
Belknap Point Motel USA New Hampshire Belknap Gilford http://www.bpmotel.com/
Belknap Hardware (closed) USA Kentucky Jefferson Louisville http://special.library.louisville.edu/display-collection.asp?ID=619
Camps
Camp Belknap USA New Hampshire http://www.campbelknap.org/
Camp Bel-Nap USA Michigan
Law Firms
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler Global law firm with headquarters in New York, NY http://www.pbwt.com/
Belnap & Curtis, P.A. USA Idaho Ada Boise
Crayton & Belknap USA Pennsylvania Bucks Bensalem
Publishers
Belknap Press at Harvard University USA Massachusetts Middlesex Cambridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvard_University_Press
Miscellaneous
Geological Features
Belknap Soil USA (Midwest)
Movie Characters
"Mr. Belknap" in "Going My Way" (1944), starring Bing Crosby, with Porter Hall as Mr. Belknap http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0036872/
"Cart Belknap" in "Fancy Pants" (1950), starring Bob Hope and Lucille Ball, with Bruce Cabot as Cart Belknap http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042447/
"Belknap, farm manager" in "Out of Africa" (1985), starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, with Shane Rimmer as Belknap http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0089755/
TV Show Characters
"Missy Belknap" in "Jack & Bobby" (18 episodes; 2004-2005), played by Keri Lynn Pratt
"Reverend Belknap" in "Jack & Bobby" (5 episodes; 2004-2005), played by Ed Begley, Jr.
"Dr. Belknap" in "Breaking Bad" (1 episode (pilot), 2008), played by Gregory Chase
Musical Compositions
"Mount Belknap," Sonata for piano, opus 299, no. 1; composer: Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) http://www.hovhaness.com/
Notable Belknaps/Belnaps
For notable persons surnamed Belknap or Belnap, see: http://www.belnapfamily.org/notablerelatives.htm
THINGS NAMED BELTOFT
In addition to things named primarily by or after descendants of Abraham Belknap, there are locations in England named Belfoft, which is a variation of the family's surname before Abraham Belknap's arrival in Massachusetts. There is no known connection between Beltoft, Lincolnshire and the Beltoft/Belknap family.
Town
Beltoft England ~ Lincolnshire
Streets
Beltoft Cottages England ~ Yorkshire Weeton Leeds
Beltoft Way England ~ Yorkshire Conisbrough Doncaster
POSSIBLE OTHER PLACES CONNECTED TO BELKNAP OR BELNAP
Ancient Burial Site/Hill
Belas Knap England ~ Gloucestershire
Last update: 16 Feb 2011
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