When Thomas A C Bell was born on 6 November 1864, in Scott, Arkansas, United States, his father, Archibald C Bell, was 27 and his mother, Sarah G. Elkins, was 27. He married Mollie Smith on 24 January 1884, in Scott, Lonoke, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Boone Township, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Magazine, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1884. He died on 28 June 1896, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Old Cache Cemetery, Keota, Haskell, Oklahoma, 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.