The Italian connections: The oldest record of the Belli surname is an article found in the Encyclopedia Britannica about Pierino Belli born. March 20, 1502, Alba, Montferrat [Italy] and died on December 31, 1575, Turin, Savoy
The Maltese connection According to the research and study by Dr. Giovanni Bonello LLD, ANDREA BELLI was Malta's most prominent Baroque Architect, Industrialist, Traveler, Impresario and also Slave Dealer. He was regularly been commissioned by the Knights of Malta to build palaces, churches and other buildings. He was credited to own the first sawmill in Msida, Malta. On March 26, 1760
My Family tree Originally from Msida, Malta now living in Melbourne, Australia.