The name Bellars is Anglo-Saxon
in origin. It was a name given to a bell-founder
or a bellringer.
The surname Bellars is derived from the Old English word belle,
which means bell.
Early Origins of the Bellars family
The surname Bellars was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times. The parish of Kirby Bellars in Leicestershire
takes its name from the foundation of a college there in 1359 during the reign of Edward II. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bellars family
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Bellars Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bellars include Beller, Bellere, Bellier, Biller, Billere, Billier, Billers and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellars family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bellars family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bellars Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Bellars, aged 22, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873