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10/20/2016, 1:17 AM Mike C update #93
5/30/2011, 5:41 PM Mike C earliest recorded revision

Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From a Middle English version of Old French bel chiere meaning "beautiful face". It later came to refer to a person who had a cheerful and pleasant temperament.