Last name: MAXWELL

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MAXWELL : This last name is indexed 301,537 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MAXWELL : 1: Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kelso near Melrose in Roxburghshire the name of a salmon pool on the Tweed near Kelso Bridge. The placename is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream’ (Old English well(a)).2: Irish: adopted for Ó Meisceall see Miskell. This surname is common in Ulster.3: Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name or Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.

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