History of your Surname
Get access to Below family records.Start a free trial

Below Family History

Below Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of the three places in Mecklenburg named Below. English: variant of Bellow . This surname is now rare in Britain. Altered form of Jewish (from Belarus and Ukraine) Russian and Belorussian Belov . Compare Bellow and Beloff .

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

Similar surnames: Bellow, Buelow, Bulow, Bilow, Balow, Belew, Kellow, Gielow, Belle

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Below family from?

You can see how Below families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Below family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Below families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 19 Below families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Below's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Below families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Below surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Below ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Below. 29% of Below men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Below women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Below were Clerk and Clerk. .

View Census Data for Below | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Clerk
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Below family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Below. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Below census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Below

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Below. 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.

View all Below immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Below. For the veterans among your Below ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Below military records

You've only scratched the surface of Below family history

Discover More

What is the average Below lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Below life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Below in 1941 was 72, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Below

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Below family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Below last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial