Belcher Family History
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Belcher Name Meaning
(of Norman origin): nickname from Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + chere ‘face’, ‘countenance’. Although it originally meant ‘face’, the word chere later came to mean also ‘demeanor’, ‘disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition. There has been some confusion with Bowser. nickname for someone given to belching. See Balch.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press