When Jennie Christina Bell was born on 23 December 1903, in Lyndonville, Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, her father, Ronald Bell, was 34 and her mother, Orlena Elizabeth Little, was 30. She married William Lowell on 2 October 1926, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. She lived in Lyndon, Caledonia, Vermont, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 August 1980, in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States, at the age of 76.
English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from the Middle English personal name Bell. As a man's name this is from Old French beu, bel ‘handsome’, which was also used as a nickname. As a female name it represents a short form of Isabel .
English (northern) and Scottish (Lowlands): from Middle English belle ‘bell’ (Old English belle), in various applications; most probably a metonymic occupational name for a bell ringer or bell maker, or a topographic name for someone living ‘at the bell’ (as attested by 14th-century forms such as John atte Belle). This indicates either residence by an actual bell (e.g. a town's bell in a bell tower, centrally placed to summon meetings, sound the alarm, etc.) or ‘at the sign of the bell’, i.e. a house or inn sign (although surnames derived from house and inn signs are rare in Scots and English).
English: from Middle English bel ‘fair, fine, good’ (Old French bel ‘beautiful, fair’). See also Beal 1.