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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Bello


BELLI | BELLO

Belli is widespread throughout central and northern Italy, Bello is widespread in the south, in the Triveneto, Piedmont and Sicily, and should derive from the nickname that later became the medieval auspicious name Bellus of which we have an example in Bergamo in 1400: "... Cristoforus dictus Bellus filius quondam Pedrini Bardelle de Rota ... ", traces of these surnames we have in the second half of the 1100s with the notary" Petrus Bellus filius Iohannis Rastelli de Osenago civitatis Mediolani notarius ", famous character was the Roman dialect poet Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (1791-1863).

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

BELLO | LO

Typical of Sicily, from Palermo, Agrigento and the Syracuse area in particular, it should derive from a nickname linked to the physical characteristics of the progenitor.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/


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