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Bellamy Family History

Bellamy Name Meaning
English and Irish (of Norman origin), French: literal or ironic nickname meaning ‘fine friend’, from French beau ‘fair’, ‘handsome’ (bel before a vowel) + ami ‘friend’.

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

692,680 Historical Documents with Bellamy on Ancestry.com
171,296 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
12,339 Military Records
8,482 Immigration Records
115,857 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Bellamy Families

  • Number of Bellamy families
     88 - 173
     30 - 87
     1 - 29
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bellamy families
     369 - 735
     124 - 368
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bellamy families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bellamy Family Origin

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Bellamy Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bellamy

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Bellamy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Bellamy Civil War Service Records

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