Belle Family History

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Belle Name Meaning

Italian (Bellé): from a reduced derivative of Bello, for example Belletto. French: from Belle meaning ‘beautiful’. In medieval times this epithet was often combined with a baptismal name, e.g. Bellemarie. German: habitational name from a place so named in the Lippe district. German spelling of Slovenian Bele, nickname denoting a fair-haired or pale-skinned person, a derivative of bel ‘white’, ‘light’, ‘fair’, formed with the suffix -e, typically denoting a young person.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Beller, Bella, Helle, Bello, Balle, Bolle, Bellew, Selle, Melle

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Belle Family Origin

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Belle Family Occupations

What did your Belle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Belle family was Linen Weaver. The most common Belle occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 17% of Belle's were Bricklayers. Bricklayer, Hosier and Land Dividends Etc were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belle.

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  • Bricklayer

    17%
  • Hosier

    17%
  • Land Dividends Etc

    17%
  • Linen Weaver

    17%

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

Belle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Belle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belle 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Belle. 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 Belle. For the veterans among your Belle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belle Life Expectancy

What is the average Belle lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Belle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Belle in 1949 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belle 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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