When Edward Price Bell was born on 1 March 1869, in Rosedale, Florida Township, Parke, Indiana, United States, his father, Addison William Bell, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Nancy Price, was 35. He married Mary Alice Mills on 21 December 1897, in Montgomery, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1919 and lived in China in 1935 and Beat 3, Harrison, Mississippi, United States in 1940. He died on 23 September 1943, in Pass Christian, Harrison, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi, 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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