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 Bellico 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 Bellico family
Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Bellico family
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Bellico Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bello, Bella, Bellón, Bellon, Belloso and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellico family (pre 1700)
(c. 1660-1714), a Spanish composer, maestro at the Convent of Las...
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Migration of the Bellico family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juan Bello, who sailed to Peru in 1584; Nuno Bello, who sailed to America in 1535; Domingo Bello, to Puerto Rico in 1860; and Angel Bello de Castro to Puerto Rico in 1860..
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