When James Hyrum Bell was born on 11 September 1884, in Weston, Franklin, Idaho, United States, his father, James Hyrum Bell, was 22 and his mother, Nellie Schvaneveldt, was 18. He married Carrie Mabel Keller on 21 December 1905, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clifton, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Mink Creek Election Precinct, Franklin, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 25 June 1956, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.
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.
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