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Belyea Family History

Belyea Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of French Bélier, a nickname from Old French belier ‘ram’. The nickname no doubt refers in many cases to sexual prowess, but since belier also means ‘battering ram’, it may sometimes have been applied to a man of powerful build. This name is now frequent in New England.

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

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Name Distribution of Belyea Families

  • Number of Belyea families
     26 - 50
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Belyea families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Belyea last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Belyea Family Origin

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Belyea Immigration Information

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Belyea Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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