The ancestry of those bearing the name of Bellico is rooted in an ancient Spanish landscape. The process by which 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
The surname Bellico was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Bellico family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellico research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1064, 1540, 1660 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Bellico History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bellico Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bello, Bella, Bellón, Bellon, Belloso and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellico family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the family Juan Bello de Guzmán, who was made a Knight of St. John in 1540, and Venezuelan lawyer, educator; Benito Bello de Torices (c.
1660-1714), a Spanish composer, maestro at the Convent of Las... Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bellico Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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..