Bellows Family History

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Bellows Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of bellows. See Bellow.

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

Similar surnames: Bellow, Below, Bullis, Fallows, Bellis, Pellow, Fellows, Billow

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Bellows Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bellows name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bellows. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bellows Family Origin

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Bellows Family Occupations

What did your Bellows ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bellows family was Laborer. The most common Bellows occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Bellows's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bellows.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer


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

Bellows Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Bellows. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bellows 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bellows. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bellows. For the veterans among your Bellows ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bellows Life Expectancy

What is the average Bellows lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bellows life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bellows in 1947 was 68, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bellows 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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