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Bella Family History

Bella Name Meaning

Italian: from the medieval female personal name Bella, meaning ‘beautiful’, ‘lovely’. Italian: possibly a habitational name from Basilicata Bella, in Potenza, probably so named with Latin labellum ‘little basin’. Greek: reduced form of Bellas.

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


Similar surnames: Belle, Bell, Pella, Tella, Belka, Rella, Sella, Balla, Bello, Bellas

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Where is the Bella family from?

You can see how Bella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bella families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 28 Bella families living in Ontario. This was about 37% of all the recorded Bella's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bella families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bella surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bella ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bella. 38% of Bella men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Miner
    19%
  • Carpenter
    13%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bella census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bella. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Bella lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bella in 1955 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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