Beller Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History


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Beller Origin:

England, France

Origins of Beller:

According to early recordings of the spellings of the surname, this name is listed in many forms such as Belle, Bellay, Bellee, Beller, Bellie, Belly, Bellye, and the very unusual Bellyman. It is a surname of English origins. It is definitely a combination of the French words “bel or Belle,” both meaning good or proper and also used as a particular name and after that, a surname in the British Islands, after the Norman invasion of England in 1066. The additional endings where they appear like -i.e., or -y or even -ee, is associated with love, and converts as “Little Belle” or perhaps “son of Bell(e).” The surname also is found as Belson or Bellson, from similar origins, though Bellyman may be a combining form of Bellman, which means a town bearer or perhaps “friend or slave of Bell.” Robert de Bel was recorded in Norfolk in the year 1186, and Richard le Beller, (which means a bell owner or inventor) in the year 1281. Other documents derived from early remaining parish records of the district of Greater London consist of John Bellye, an assistance at the parish of St Lawrence Pountney in the City of London, in February 1590, Mary Bellay, who was named at St Andrews by the Wardrobe, in July 1610, and Alice Belly, named at St Dunstans in the East, Stepney, in May 1645. The Italian type of this name, Belli was first listed in London in 1838, and this may have effected some later spellings.


More common variations are: Bellery, Belleri, Bellera, Bellero, Bieller, Boeller, Bueller, Bellere, Beiller, Bealler.


The origins of the surname Beller was found in Cambridgeshire where people held a family seat from early times. The church of Kirby Bellers in Leicestershire get its name from the base of a college there in 1359 during the administration of King Edward II.


Many of the people with surname Beller had moved to Ireland during the 17th century.

United States of America:

Individuals with the surname Beller settled in the United States in three different centuries respectively in the 18th, 19th, and 20th. Some of the people with the name Beller who settled in the United States in the 18th century included Hans Jacob Beller who landed in New York in the year 1709. Jacob Beller and Friedrich Beller, both arrived in America respectively in the years 1709 and 1780. Christian Beller at the age of 8 came to Pennsylvania in the year 1732 and Louis Beller at the age of 22 came to Louisiana in 1719.

Some of the people with the surname Beller who settled in the United States in the 19th century included John Beller and Frederick Beller at the age of 19 arrived in New York, NY respectively in the years 1846 and 1848. Mrs. Joh Beller, Mrs. Anton Beller and Karoline Beller, all arrived in America respectively in the years 1853, 1855 and 1857.

The following century saw much moreBeller surnames arrive. Some of the people with the surnameBeller who settled in the United States in the 20th century included Henry Friedrick Beller arrived in Wisconsin in the year 1920.


Some of the people with the surname Beller who settled in Canada in the 18th century included Johannes Beller who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Beller: United States 4,528; 1,918; Germany 4,606; Brazil 350; Hungary 294; Bolivia 243; Israel 295; Mexico 523; Turkey 1,153; Russia 1,096; France 490.

Notable People:

Bryan Beller was a famous guitar manufacturer, famous for his work with Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Dethklok, and Dweezil Zappa.

Hava Kohav Beller was a film producer, famous for two educational films: The Restless Conscience (1991), and The Burning Wall (2002).

Kathleen Beller (born 1956), is an American artist selected for a Golden Globe Award for Best actress in many different films.

Marty Beller is the current drummer for They Might Be Giants. He is an American singer and composer. He recorded two individual albums.

Thomas Beller (born 1965), is an American writer and editor.

William Beller (1900–1986), was a local pianist and a piano teacher at Columbia University.

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

Notes: (Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire). Blazon: Per pale gules and sable a lion rampant argent crowned or.