Last name: BELCHER

Welcome at Geneanet!

Welcome at Geneanet!

With Geneanet, find your ancestors from home, create your family tree for free, and explore and share your family history. Genealogy has never been easier, thanks to our database of 8 billion individuals, and our community of enthusiasts.

All you have to know about the last name BELCHER

Last name frequency

BELCHER : This last name is indexed 122,329 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BELCHER : English (of Norman origin):: 1: from Old French bel ch(i)ere or beu ch(i)ere (Old French beu bel ‘fair lovely’ + ch(i)ere ‘face countenance’) which had various senses including ‘fair face or looks fine manners good company good cheer food and drink hospitality’. Although ch(i)ere originally meant ‘face’ the word later came to mean also ‘demeanor disposition’ (hence English cheer) and the nickname may thus also have denoted a person of pleasant cheerful disposition.2: from Old French bel beu + sire ‘fair sir’ a term of address. From at least the 15th century this name was probably confused with the name above owing to the pronunciation of Middle English beu sire and bel sire as ‘bewcher’ and ‘belsher’.

Learn more

Variants of last name

The spelling of names may have changed over the centuries. Knowing these names variants will help you build your family tree.

Search a name

Discover your ancestors and build your family tree step by step through billions of data included in our members' family trees and through civil records.

Most popular first names

Most indexed places

Most indexed countries

Available collections for this name