Origins Available: Spanish
The ancestry of those bearing the name of Bellon 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 Bellon 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 Bellon family
The surname Bellon was first found in Galicia
, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.
Early History of the Bellon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bellon research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1064, 1540, 1660 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Bellon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bellon Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bello, Bella, Bellón, Bellon, Belloso and many more.
Early Notables of the Bellon 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 Bellon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bellon family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bellon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Andres Bellon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1871 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Bellon (post 1700)
- Louis Henri Charles de Bellon de Sainte-Marguerite, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Louis Bellon. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Yagó Bellón (b. 1989), Swiss association footballer
- Roger Bellon, French film, television, theatre, opera and dance composer, conductor
- Pierre Bellon (b. 1930), French founder of Sodexo, a multinational food service and facilities management company
- Damian Bellón (b. 1989), Swiss footballer