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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Hispanic (Mexico) : unexplained.
  • Altered spelling of German Bellmann (see Bellman).
  • Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) : metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Beyle meaning ‘beautiful’ (related to French belle) + Yiddish man ‘husband’.

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