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Subject: Re: meaning and origin
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: May 25, 2005 at 1:21 PM
Reply to: meaning and origin by Belt or Beltz

I don't know about Beltz which looks German.
Belt is an English surname which Reaney and others explain as a metonymic for a belt-maker, i.e., occupational. However there are several places in England called "The Belt", including one in North Yorkshire. I assume this name means a belt, or strip, of land. I wouldn't rule out the possibility of the surname Belt being from a place-name.

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  • meaning and origin - Belt or Beltz  May 25 2005, 11:30 AM
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