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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. BEL-grayv  [key]

Meaning & History

Aristocratic surname from French, meaning "beautiful grove"; comes from a place name in Leicestershire. A famous namesake is British polar explorer Belgrave Ninnis, who perished in Antarctica on a 1912 expedition.
Added 4/17/2014 by AustraLiana
Edited 11/17/2014 by Mike C and LMS