Beller Coat of Arms
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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Beller Name
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.
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.
Beller Coat of Arms Meaning
The main device (symbol) in the Beller blazon is the lion. The three main tinctures (colors) are argent, gules and sable .
Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 1Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 2A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.
Gules, the heraldic colour red is very popular, sometimes said to represent “Military Fortitude and Magnanimity”3The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36. It is usually abbreviated as gu and in the days before colour printing was shown in a system known as hatching by vertical lines 4Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P52. Although it may look like a French word it is normally pronounced with a hard “g” and may be derived either from the Latin gula (throat) or Arabic gule (rose).5A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P154
Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur 6A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Sable. In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known 7Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 26. Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy 8The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P35.
The art of heraldry would be significantly poorer if we were without the lion in all its forms. Most general works on Heraldry devote at least one chapter solely to this magnificent creature and its multifarious depictions 9A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P172 10Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 63 11Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P140. Some of the earliest known examples of heraldry, dating right back to the knighting of Geoffrey of Anjou in 1127, where he is shown with six such beasts upon his shield 12A Treatise on Heraldry, J. Woodward, W & A.K Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1896, P45 .The great authority on heraldic symbology, Wade, points out the high place that the lion holds in heraldry, “as the emblem of deathless courage” 13The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P60, a sentiment echoed equally today.