Bellman Family History

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Bellman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a bell ringer, in particular one whose duty was to make public announcements, after ringing a bell to attract attention. Compare Bell. Americanized or Swedish spelling of German Bellmann, a North German habitational name from Belle in Westphalia, Bell in the Rhineland, or Bellen near Bremen.

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

Similar surnames: Billman, Sellman, Belman, Wellman, Fellman, Ballman, Beilman, Mellman

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Bellman Family Origin

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Bellman Family Occupations

What did your Bellman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bellman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Bellman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bellman family was Bricklayer. Farmer, Laborer and Plasterer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bellman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Plasterer

  • Bricklayer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bellman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bellman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Bellman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bellman. 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 Card

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

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Bellman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bellman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bellman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bellman in 1946 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bellman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bellman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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