When Flora Macdonald Belcher was born on 8 April 1876, in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Edward Belcher, was 42 and her mother, Clementina Macdonald, was 34. She died on 14 October 1943, at the age of 67, and was buried in Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
English (of Norman origin):
from Old French bel ch(i)ere or beu ch(i)ere (Old French beu, bel ‘fair, lovely’ + ch(i)ere ‘face, countenance’), which had various senses, including ‘fair face or looks, fine manners, good company, good cheer, food and drink, hospitality’. Although ch(i)ere originally meant ‘face’, the word later came to mean also ‘demeanor, disposition’ (hence English cheer), and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant, cheerful disposition.
from Old French bel, beu + sire ‘fair sir’, a term of address. From at least the 15th century this name was probably confused with the name above, owing to the pronunciation of Middle English beu sire and bel sire as ‘bewcher’ and ‘belsher’.