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Bella Family History

Bella Name Meaning

Italian and Spanish: from the female personal name Bella meaning ‘beautiful lovely’ (see Bello ). Compare Di Bella . Italian: possibly also a habitational name from Basilicata Bella in Potenza probably so named with Latin labellum ‘little basin’. Greek: feminine (and possibly also American shortened) form of Bellas .

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

Similar surnames: Belle, Bell, Pella, Tella, Belka, Rella, Sella, Balla, Bello, Bellas

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Where is the Bella family from?

You can see how Bella families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bella family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bella families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bella family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bella's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bella families in 1840.
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What did your Bella ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bella. 31% of Bella men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bella women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bella were Barber and New Worker. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Barber

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Seamstress
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Bella. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bella census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Bella. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bella. For the veterans among your Bella ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bella lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bella life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bella in 1955 was 60, and 76 in 2004.

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