Isabella Bell

March 1846–about 1906 (Age 59)
Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Bell was born in March 1846, in Gateshead, Durham, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Bell, was 49 and her mother, Ann Maughan, was 40. She lived in Washington, Durham, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died about 1906, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

John Bell
1797–1869
Ann Maughan
1806–1850
Margaret Bell
1833–1915
Matthew Bell
1834–1901
Thomas Bell
1838–1839
Ann Bell
1842–
Thomas Bell
1843–
Isabella Bell
1846–1906
Elizabeth Sara Bell
1850–1936

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World Events (4)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 8

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 34

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 38

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: from Middle English belle ‘bell’, 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).2 Scottish and northern English: from the medieval personal name Bel. 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 Isobel, a form of Elizabeth.3 Scottish: Americanized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Mhaoil ‘son of the servant of the devotee’ ( see Mullen 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Isabella Bell in household of John Bell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Isabella Bell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Isabella Bell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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