Bellew Family History

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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

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Bellew Family Origin

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Bellew Family Occupations

What did your Bellew ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bellew. 28% of Bellew men worked as a Builders Labourer and 91% of Bellew women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bellew were Plumber Labourer Ship Repairer and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    28%
  • Bricklayer Trainee
    19%
  • Plumbers Mate
    19%
  • Plumber Labourer Ship Repairer
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    91%
  • Private Means
    4%
  • Shop Assistant
    4%
  • Nurse
    4%

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

Bellew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bellew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellew 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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