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Bellas Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a belltower from Middle English bel-hous ‘detached bell-house or belfry’ (Old English bell-hūs). The surname is now found chiefly in Yorkshire and Westmorland. Greek: Hellenized form of the Italian surname Bella or alternatively a nickname derived from South Slavic bel ‘white’. Galician: probably from the adjective belo bela ‘beautiful lovely’ possibly with topographic reference.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ballas, Bullis, Bella, Belle, Bellar, Mellas, Beller, Hallas, Belka

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Where is the Bellas family from?

You can see how Bellas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bellas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bellas families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Bellas families living in Manitoba. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bellas's in Canada. Manitoba and 1 other province had the highest population of Bellas families in 1911.
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What did your Bellas ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bellas. 50% of Bellas men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Bellas women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bellas. For the veterans among your Bellas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bellas lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bellas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bellas in 1952 was 48, and 81 in 2004.

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