Bello History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bello family

The surname Bello was first found in the city of Verona, where earliest records are found in 1279 with Vivaldo and Filippo Bellanda, city councilors, and with the Bellani family who were well in known for their peace-making efforts. Jacobus de Belviso (c. 1270-1335) was an Italian jurist from Bologna.

Early History of the Bello family

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Bello Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bello include Belli, Bello, Bella, De Bello, De Belli, Debelli, De Bei, De Bellis, Di Bello, Lo Bello, Lobello, Lubello, Lubelli, La Bella, Labella, Bellavista, Bellido, Bellardi, Bellezza, Bellone, Bellarmini, Bellacati, Bellacera, Bellelli, Belleli, Belle, Belletti, Bellettini, Bellini, Bellino, Bellin, Belluzzi, Bellocci, Bellozzi, Bellotti, Belotti, Bellotto, Bellotta, Belloni, Bellacci, Bellaccini, Ballacchini, Bellazzi, Bellami, Bellemo, Bellen, Bellandi, Bellani, Bellano, Bellan, Bellardo, Bellasi, Bellati, Bellato, Belliato, Bellero, Belleri, Belleschi, Bellesi, Belligi, Bellisi, Bellugi, Belluschi, Belushi, Bellussi, Bellutti, Bellutta, Bellassai, Bellantonio, Bellantoni, Bellantone, Bellantuone, Bellocchio, Bellocchi, Bellebuono, Bellobuono, Bellabuono, Bellomo, Belluomo, Begliuomini and many more.

Early Notables of the Bello family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Gualtieri di Bellante, a Baron and castle owner in Abruzzo in the 13th century. Members of the Belloni family in Venice were noblemen, knights, military captains, and politicians around the same time. Tommaso Bellacci, a monk in Florence was born in 1370. Bartolomeo Bellano, born in Padua in 1435, was a sculptor. Lucio Bellanti was a doctor and astrologer in Siena around 1475. Andrea Bellanti was a nobleman and banker in Siena in the 15th century. Alvise Bellacati was a famous doctor in Padua. Giovanni Bellacera was Baron of Regalmigieri in 1418. Ottone Belloni...
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United States Bello migration to the United States +

Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bello or a variant listed above:

Bello Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Nuno Bello, who sailed to America in 1535
  • Juan Bello, who sailed to Peru in 1584
Bello Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bias Bello, aged 45, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Nuno Bello, who landed in America in 1835 [1]
  • M De Bello, aged 31, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]
  • Domingo Bello, to Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Angel Bello de Castro to Puerto Rico in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bello Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adamo Bello, who settled in America from Campobasso, Italy, in 1907
  • Agostino Bello, aged 24, who landed in America from Cellino, Lecce, in 1909
  • Amelia Bello, aged 11, who landed in America from Ortanova, Italy, in 1909
  • Agostino Bello, aged 29, who immigrated to America from Sedigliano, Italy, in 1910
  • Alessandro Bello, aged 28, who landed in America from Castigliole, Italy, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bello (post 1700) +

  • Maria Bello (b. 1967), American actress
  • Doris M Bello, American educator
  • Umberto J. Bello, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Stamford, Connecticut, 1957 (Independent), 1959 (Republican primary), 1959 (Independent)
  • Alvin J. Bello, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1st District, 1964
  • Mahmud Kanti Bello (1945-2017), Nigerian senator
  • Luis Bello y Trompeta, Spanish journalist
  • Joaquín Bello, Chilean writer
  • Andrés Bello, Venezuelan intellectual leader, who was a humanist, poet, philosopher, educator and philologist
  • Agostín Acosta y Bello, Cuban poet
  • Toribio Vidal Bello (1878-1923), poet from Uruguay

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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