Belles Family History

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Belles Name Meaning

Spanish, Galician, and Catalan: either from a place of this name (in A Coruña province, Galicia), or from a Catalan descriptive nickname meaning ‘beauties’.

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

Similar surnames: Balles, Belle, Bello, Bellew, Balle, Beller, Bellas, Dellis, Balmes

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Belles Family Origin

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Belles Family Occupations

What did your Belles ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Boot Repairer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Belles. 7% of Belles men worked as a Boot Repairer and 50% of Belles women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belles were Colliery Hewer (retired) and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Boot Repairer
  • Calendar Machine Man Photographic Paper Manufacturer
  • Colliery Heaver (retired)
  • Colliery Hewer (retired)

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • 2nd Woman (bread Van)
  • Cook
  • Domestic Servant

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

Belles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Belles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belles 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 617 immigration records available for the last name Belles. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Belles. For the veterans among your Belles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belles Life Expectancy

What is the average Belles lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Belles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Belles in 1948 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belles

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