The surname Bellis is a name that was originally given to a near the outer wall of a
castle which is derived from the Old French word baille, which referred to such a structure.
The surname Bellis 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,
. It is thought to have been built in 1068 and played a part in William the Conqueror's conquest of York.
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