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Belgrave Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire, recorded in Domesday Book as Merdegrave. The original name derived from Old English mearð ‘marten’ + graf ‘grove’, but after the Norman Conquest the first element was taken to be Old French merde ‘dung’, ‘filth’, and changed to Old French beu, bel ‘fair’, ‘lovely’, to remove the unpleasant association. A mid 12th-century writer refers to the place as ‘Merthegrave, nunc (now) Belegrava’.

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


Similar surnames: Seagrave, Beaver, Grave, Colgrove, Bellerive, Blake, Hargrave

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Belgrave Family Origin

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Belgrave Family Occupations

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  • Bookkeeper

    33%
  • Justice Of Peace, Farmer

    33%
  • Works In Shoe Shop

    33%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Belgrave family was Works In Shoe Shop. The most common Belgrave occupation in the USA was Bookkeeper. 33% of Belgrave's were Bookkeepers. Bookkeeper and Justice Of Peace, Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Belgrave.

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