Bellis Family History

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Bellis Name Meaning

Anglicized form of Welsh ap Elisedd ‘son of Elisedd’ (see Ellis). English: variant of Bellows, from an old form of the word, which persisted generally until the 16th century and much later in various dialects.

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


Similar surnames: Mellis, Ellis, Bellus, Bellin, Bullis, Nellis, Bellas, Fallis, Wells

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Bellis Family Origin

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Bellis Family Occupations

What did your Bellis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bellis occupation in Canada was Saw Miller. 50% of Bellis's were Saw Millers. Saw Miller and School Mistress were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bellis.

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  • Saw Miller

    50%
  • School Mistress

    50%

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Bellis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bellis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellis 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bellis. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bellis. For the veterans among your Bellis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bellis Life Expectancy

What is the average Bellis lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bellis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bellis in 1945 was 22, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bellis 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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