Belloso History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of those bearing the name of Belloso 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 Belloso 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 Belloso family

The surname Belloso was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern region of the Iberian peninsula.

Important Dates for the Belloso family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Belloso research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1064, 1540, 1660 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Belloso History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Belloso Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bello, Bella, Bellón, Bellon, Belloso and many more.

Early Notables of the Belloso 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...
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Belloso migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Belloso Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Manuel Belloso, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Belloso (post 1700)

  • Manuel "Manu" Palancar Belloso (b. 1990), Spanish footballer
  • José Alfonso Belloso y Sánchez (1873-1938), El Salvador Roman Catholic prelate, Archbishop of San Salvador (1927-1938)
  • Gonzalo Belloso (b. 1974), Argentine former football striker who played from 1993 to 2008
  • Carlos Belloso (b. 1963), Argentine actor; he played the Green Goblin in the Argentine adaption of the Spider-Man musical

Citations

  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)
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