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Bello Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from bello ‘handsome’ (from Late Latin bellus) hence a nickname for a handsome man or perhaps in some instances ironically for an ugly one. In medieval Italy the word was also applied as an omen or well-wishing name. Catalan (Belló): shortened form of Abelló (see Abello ). Galician: variant of Vello from a personal name which is either a variant of Vela or a derivative of Latin vetulus a diminutive of vetus ‘old’. Assyrian/Chaldean: from Belos the Greek name of a mythical Assyrian king. West African (mainly Nigeria also Niger and Benin): Hausa and Yoruba name of Fulani origin an altered form of Ballo .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Belo, Bell, Belle, Bel, Bella, Tello, Lello, Mello, Bellot, Abello

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Where is the Bello family from?

You can see how Bello families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bello family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bello families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Bello families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Bello's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bello families in 1840.
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What did your Bello ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bello. 22% of Bello men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bello women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bello were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Clerk
  • Operator
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Bello. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bello. For the veterans among your Bello ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bello lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bello life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bello in 1947 was 50, and 74 in 2004.

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