Bellas Family History

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Bellas Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a belltower, from a compound of Middle English belle ‘bell’ + hous ‘house’. The surname is now found chiefly in Yorkshire. Greek form of the Italian surname Bella, or alternatively a nickname derived from Slavic bel ‘white’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Ballas, Bullis, Bella, Belle, Bellar, Mellas, Beller, Hallas, Belka

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Bellas Family Origin

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Bellas Family Occupations

What did your Bellas ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bellas occupation in the UK was Farmer. 26% of Bellas's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bellas. A less common occupation for the Bellas family was Laundress.

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  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bellas ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bellas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bellas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellas census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bellas. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bellas. For the veterans among your Bellas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bellas Life Expectancy

What is the average Bellas lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bellas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bellas in 1952 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bellas ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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