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Bellingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Bellingham, in Greater London (formerly in Kent) and Northumberland. The former is named with Old English Beringaham ‘homestead (Old English ham) of the followers of Be(o)ra’, a byname meaning ‘bear’; the latter seems to have been originally named as the ‘homestead of the dwellers at the bell’, from Old English belle used in a transferred sense of a bell-shaped hill.

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


Similar surnames: Ellingham, Billingham, Allingham, Gillingham, Dillingham, Burlingham

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Bellingham Family Origin

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Bellingham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Hatter

    11%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Apothacary

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Hatter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bellingham. A less common occupation for the Bellingham family was Apothacary. The most common Bellingham occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Bellingham's were Farmers.

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Bellingham Life Expectancy

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