Bella Family History

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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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Bella Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bella name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Bella Family Origin

Where is the Bella family from?

Bella Family Occupations

What did your Bella ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bella occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 100% of Bella's were Cultivateurs.

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  • Cultivateur


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

Bella Historical Records

What Bella family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bella Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bella 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.

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