Belle Name Meaning

Italian (Bellé): from a reduced derivative of Bello, for example Belletto. French: from Belle meaning ‘beautiful’. In medieval times this epithet was often combined with a baptismal name, e.g. Bellemarie. German: habitational name from a place so named in the Lippe district. German spelling of Slovenian Bele, nickname denoting a fair-haired or pale-skinned person, a derivative of bel ‘white’, ‘light’, ‘fair’, formed with the suffix -e, typically denoting a young person.

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


Similar surnames: Bell, Beller, Bella, Helle, Bello, Balle, Bolle, Bellew, Selle, Melle

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Belle Family Origin

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Belle Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    9%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • Journalier

    9%
  • Servant

    9%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Going To School and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belle. The most common Belle occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 9% of Belle's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Belle family was Servant.

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Belle Historical Records

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Belle Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Belle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Belle in 1949 was 42, and 69 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belle

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