Kirby Bellars, in the Framland Hundred of Leicestershire, comes from the Old Norse elements kirkja ‘church’ and by ‘farm, settlement’.
The affix Bellars is derived from the personal surname Beler. Hamo Beler held the manor in 1166 and it remained in the family as late as 1361.
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Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (2005), p. 58.
Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire. Part Three: East Goscote Hundred. English Place-Name Society Volume LXXXI (2004), pp. 84-85.