This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: rufflife1 Surnames: Belles Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.belles/182.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Do you know when your dad was born, and or where? That could help. And yes "Bells" is a quite common pronunciation. One reason why the name Bellis sprouted just as most of the PA Belles came over from Germany in the early 1700's Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.