Bell - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
1923

Bell—The name is common in Southern Scotland, especially in Dumfries County. Adams, in his "Scottish Clans," says it is the anglicised form of McGilveil (Mac Giolla-Mhaoil), a branch-off from the Clan McMillin which I believe it to be. The name is found all over Ulster, and is of Scottish origin. Father Wolfe, in his work, gives us for its Gaelic form Mac Gaolla-an-Chloig, but doesn't identify any locality for this name.

Alphabetical Index of Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

See also Woulfe’s Irish Names and Surnames
and O'Hart's Irish Pedigrees