The surname Belis is a name that was originally given to a near the outer wall of a feudal
castle which is derived from the Old French word baille, which referred to such a structure.
Early Origins of the Belis family
The surname Belis was first found in Colchester, where they had been granted lands about the year 1500. The name was originally spelt Bellis. Baile Hill is a man-made earth mound in York, England
. It is thought to have been built in 1068 and played a part in William the Conqueror's conquest of York.
Early History of the Belis family
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Belis Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bayle, Bayles, Baile, Bailes, Bellis and others.
Early Notables of the Belis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Belis family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary Bayle who settled in Virginia in 1650; John Bayle settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Francis Bayle settled in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1763.