Leonora Bell

1923–23 September 1953 (Age 30)
Saint Mary, Jamaica

The Life of Leonora

When Leonora Bell was born in 1923, in Saint Mary, Jamaica, her father, James Alexander Bell, was 51 and her mother, Albertha Hamilton, was 35. She had at least 1 daughter. She died on 23 September 1953, in Port Maria, Saint Mary, Jamaica, at the age of 30.

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James Alexander Bell
Albertha Hamilton
Florence Bell
Alexander Bell
Vincent Bell
Arnold Hope Bell
James William Bell
Irene Lureta Bell
Jasper George Bell
Leonora Bell
Maud Josephine Bell
John Beecher Bell
Jane Ann Bell
Joseph Bell

Parents and Siblings

    James Alexander Bell





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World Events (1)


Age 21

Universal adult suffrage introduced. new constitution providing for a popularly-elected House of Representatives promulgated.

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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Sources (2)

  • Lenorah Bell in entry for Gweneth Maud Anderson, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"
  • Leonora Bell, "Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880-1999"

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