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Bellman Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a bell ringer in particular one whose duty was to make public announcements after ringing a bell to attract attention (from Middle English bel(le)man a term known to have been used in York and Scotland and probably elsewhere for a town crier). Compare Bell . English: occupational name from Middle English beli-man ‘bellows blower’ from Middle English beli ‘bellows’. Compare Bellow . Altered form of German Bellmann . This surname is also found in Sweden.

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

Similar surnames: Billman, Sellman, Belman, Wellman, Fellman, Ballman, Beilman, Mellman

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Where is the Bellman family from?

You can see how Bellman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bellman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bellman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 24 Bellman families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Bellman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bellman families in 1911.
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What did your Bellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Milliner were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bellman. 47% of Bellman men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bellman women worked as a Milliner. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bellman were Fisherman and Maid. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Fermier
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Milliner
  • Manager
  • Servant
  • Maid
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There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bellman. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bellman. For the veterans among your Bellman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bellman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bellman in 1946 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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