Crest: A hand holding a dagger, paleways, Proper
Motto: I Beir the Bel
Historic Seat: Middlebie, Dumfires & Galloway
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The name bell may possibly derive from the French ‘Bel’ or ‘Belle’ and families of this name are found almost exclusively in the Borders, particularly Dumfriesshire. Various spellings have been recorded, including Bel, Bellis, Belle, Beal, and Bale
The Bells settled in Middlebie Parish in Dumfriesshire around the 11th century.
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