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Surname meaning for "Belcher"
(of Norman origin): nickname from Old French
beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’ + chere ‘face’,
‘countenance’. Although it originally meant ‘face’, the word
chere later came to mean also ‘demeanor’, ‘disposition’ (hence
English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a
person of pleasant, cheerful disposition. There has been some