Last name: HOWELLS

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HOWELLS : This last name is indexed 38,252 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

HOWELLS : 1: English and Welsh (Glamorgan): variant of Howell with genitival or post-medieval excrescent English -s.2: English: perhaps occasionally a nickname for someone who was fearless from Middle English houe houwe ‘anxiety fear’ (Old English hogu or hoga) + les ‘less’. If this has survived as a modern surname its pronunciation has been influenced by that of the name in 1 above.3: English: variant of Holes.

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