When Julianna Bell was born on 15 December 1807, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India, her father, Alexander Bell Esq, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Whitehill, was 28. She married James Xavier on 27 February 1827, in Bombay, Maharashtra, India. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 29 February 1888, in her hometown, at the age of 80, and was buried in Bombay, Maharashtra, India.
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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