Origins Available: Italian, Spanish
hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Bellah is a nickname surname for a fair or handsome man. The surname was originally derived from the Latin adjective bellus, which means beautiful.
Early Origins of the Bellah family
Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Bellah family
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Bellah Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bello, Bella, Bellón, Bellon, Belloso and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellah family (pre 1700)
(c. 1660-1714), a Spanish composer, maestro at the Convent of Las...
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Migration of the Bellah family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bellah Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bellah (post 1700)
Bellah Family Crest Products