Belone last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Belone is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Belone.

Meaning of Belone

A surname derived from the French word "bélone" meaning "garfish" or "sea needle."

Belone, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Belone surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Belone in America

Belone is the 65066th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Belone surname appeared 305 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 people would have the surname Belone.

We can also compare 2010 data for Belone to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 65066 64750 0.49%
Count 305 287 6.08%
Proportion per 100k 0.10 0.11 -9.52%

The history of the last name Belone

The surname Belone is of French origin, tracing its roots back to the medieval period. It is believed to have derived from the Old French word 'bel,' meaning 'beautiful,' and was likely used as a descriptive name for someone of a handsome appearance.

The earliest recorded instances of the Belone surname can be found in various French historical records from the 13th and 14th centuries, particularly in the regions of Normandy and Brittany. Some of the earliest known bearers of this name include Jehan Belone, mentioned in the tax rolls of Rouen in 1292, and Guillaume Belone, a merchant from Caen, whose name appears in a trade document dated 1375.

During the 15th century, the Belone surname gained prominence as it was adopted by several notable individuals. One such person was Pierre Belone, a renowned architect from Paris, who was responsible for designing several churches and public buildings in the city between 1420 and 1475.

In the 16th century, the Belone surname spread beyond the borders of France as a result of French exploration and colonization. Jean Belone, a French explorer and navigator, is believed to have been among the first Europeans to set foot in what is now Canada, accompanying Jacques Cartier on his voyages to the New World in the 1530s.

The 17th century saw the rise of a prominent Belone family in the region of Burgundy, whose members held influential positions in the local government and clergy. One member, Claude Belone (1602-1678), served as the mayor of Dijon and was instrumental in the city's economic and cultural development during his tenure.

As the centuries passed, the Belone surname continued to be associated with notable figures across various fields. In the 19th century, Émile Belone (1824-1892) was a renowned French painter whose works were exhibited at the prestigious Paris Salon and are now housed in several museums across Europe.

Other notable individuals with the Belone surname include the French composer and musician André Belone (1893-1972), whose compositions were performed by leading orchestras of his time, and the acclaimed Belgian writer and poet Georges Belone (1912-1996), whose works explored themes of existentialism and the human condition.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Belone

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Belone.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Belone was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 2.62% 8
Non-Hispanic Black Only 9.51% 29
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 82.62% 252
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 2.30% 7
Hispanic Origin 2.95% 9

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Belone has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 2.62% (S)% (S)%
Black 9.51% 13.94% -37.78%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.00% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 82.62% 80.49% 2.61%
Two or More Races 2.30% 1.74% 27.72%
Hispanic 2.95% 1.74% 51.60%

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Belone was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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