Bell was the surname of a wizarding family. It is unknown if they were pure-blood, or had both magical and Muggle heritage.

Family members


Bell is an English surname derived from the Middle English word belle, "bell," and arose as an occupational for a bell-maker or bell-ringer, and a habitational name for a person who lived near a bell or a sign featuring a bell.[1]

Bell is also a Scottish and northern English surname that derives from the unisex medieval given name Bel.[1][2] As a male name, Bel derived from the Old French word beu/bel, meaning "handsome."[1][2] As a female name, it was a diminutive form of Isobel,[1][2] the Scottish form of Isabel, the Occitan form of the Biblical name Elizabeth.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Bell" on
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Bell" on the Internet Surname Database
  3. "Isabel" on Behind the Name
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