Last name: COLWELL

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COLWELL : This last name is indexed 27,606 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COLWELL : English (southern England and West Midlands): habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name Coly apparently meaning ‘narrow’. Alternatively a habitational name from Colwall (Herefordshire) or Colwell House in Wivelsfield (Sussex).

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