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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : occupational or topographic name, from a derivative of Bell 1.
  • German : habitational name from any of several places so named in Westphalia.
  • German : nickname from Middle High German bellen ‘to pinch’.
  • German : from the Germanic personal name Baldher (see Belter).
  • Hungarian (Bellér) : variant of Böllér (see Boller).

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