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Bellingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Bellingham, in Greater London (formerly in Kent) and Northumberland. The former is named with Old English Beringaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the followers of Be(o)ra’, a byname meaning ‘bear’; the latter seems to have been originally named as the ‘homestead of the dwellers at the bell’, from Old English belle used in a transferred sense of a bell-shaped hill.

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


Similar surnames: Ellingham, Billingham, Allingham, Gillingham, Dillingham, Burlingham

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Bellingham Family Origin

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Bellingham Family Occupations

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  • Clerk

    33%
  • Dressmaker

    33%
  • Printer

    33%

In 1881, the most common Bellingham occupation in Canada was Clerk. 33% of Bellingham's were Clerks. A less common occupation for the Bellingham family was Printer. Clerk and Dressmaker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bellingham.

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