Bellew Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GET STARTED

Bellew Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in northern France, such as Belleu (Aisne), named in Old French with bel ‘beautiful’ + l(i)eu ‘place’, or from Belleau (Meurthe-et-Moselle), which is named with Old French bel ‘lovely’ + ewe ‘water’ (Latin aqua), or from Bellou (Calvados), which is probably named with a Gaulish word meaning ‘watercress’. Compare French Beaulieu.

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


Similar surnames: Belle, Beller, Bullen, Zeller, Kellow, Belles, Sellen, Helle, Balle

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

NEW

Bellew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bellew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bellew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales

    47%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    31%

  • Germanic Europe

    5%

  • France

    3%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    2%

Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Bellew Family Origin

Where is the Bellew family from?

Bellew Family Occupations

What did your Bellew ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Lodging House Keeper, Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bellew. A less common occupation for the Bellew family was Boot Maker. The most common Bellew occupation in the UK was Lodging House Keeper. 9% of Bellew's were Lodging House Keepers.

View Census data for Bellew | Data not to scale

  • Lodging House Keeper

    9%
  • Farmer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%
  • Boot Maker

    3%

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

Bellew Historical Records

What Bellew family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bellew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellewcensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Bellew

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bellew. 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.

View all Bellew immigration records

Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bellew. For the veterans among your Bellew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bellew military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bellew family history.

Bellew Life Expectancy

What is the average Bellew lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bellew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bellew in 1943 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bellew

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bellew 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.

Famous Bellew Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name