The Belmonte was originally a habitational name, taken on from any of numerous places called Belmonte, which meant "beautiful mountain." The surname is certainly known to have come from the city of Belmonte, in Portugal. There was a Sephardic Jewish family that originated in this city and spread to
, and Italy.
The surname Belmonte was first found in the city of Forli, North-central Italy, a free commune in the 11th century which later became part of the Papal States, where Rinaldo Belmonti was Mayor (Podesta,) in 1231.
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