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Bella Family History

Bella Name Meaning
Italian: from the medieval female personal name Bella, meaning ‘beautiful’, ‘lovely’.Italian: possibly a habitational name from Basilicata Bella, in Potenza, probably so named with Latin labellum ‘little basin’.Greek: reduced form of Bellas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

81,060 Historical Documents with Bella on Ancestry.com
41,326 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,111 Military Records
6,558 Immigration Records
14,585 Census and Voter Lists
16,480 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bella Families

  • Number of Bella families
     40 - 77
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bella families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bella families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bella Family Origin

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Bella Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bella

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Bella Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bella census records

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Bella Civil War Service Records

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