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Belo Name Meaning

Portuguese: nickname for a handsome man (perhaps in some instances ironically for an ugly one), from belo ‘handsome’. Compare Spanish Bello.

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


Similar surnames: Bello, Bel, Velo, Beau, Bell, Beck, Gell, Melo, Belak, Belz

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Where is the Belo family from?

You can see how Belo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Belo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Belo families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Belo family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Belo's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Belo families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Belo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Belo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Belo. 67% of Belo men worked as a Laborer.

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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
    67%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Enameler
    17%
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What Belo family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Belo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belo 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 775 immigration records available for the last name Belo. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Belo. For the veterans among your Belo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Belo lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Belo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Belo in 1946 was 37, and 78 in 2004.

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