Last name: SOUTHWELL

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SOUTHWELL : This last name is indexed 45,076 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

SOUTHWELL : English:: 1: from Middle English south ‘south’ + wel(le) ‘well pool spring’ (Old English sūth + wella). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived ‘by the south well’ or ‘south of the well’ or habitational from a place so named such as Southwell (Nottinghamshire) or Southwell on the Isle of Portland (Dorset).2: in Yorkshire and Lancashire often a hypercorrect form of Soothill a habitational name from Soothill in Dewsbury (Yorkshire) from Old English sōt ‘soot’ + hyll ‘hill’.

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