|Subject:||Re: What is the meaning of the surname Bell?(n/t)|
|Author:||Rachel (Authenticated as floppery)|
|Date:||September 2, 2006 at 3:07:28 PM|
|Reply to:||What is the meaning of the surname Bell?(n/t) by Emily|
Means "bell" from Middle English belle. It originated as a nickname for a person who lived near the town bell, or who had a job as a bell-ringer.
Derived from the given name Bel, a medieval short form of Isabel.
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