Bellew Surname Origin
(Origin Normandy French)
De Bellew, a corruption of De Belle Eau, that is, "from the beautiful water." The family originally came from Italy; they went into England with William the Conqueror, and afterward settled in Meath, Ireland.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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