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 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Belle. 92% of Belle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hospital Student Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Belle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 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 4,000 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 4,000 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.

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