Last name: TREADWELL

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TREADWELL : This last name is indexed 27,898 times on Geneanet!

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TREADWELL : English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English tred(de) ‘tread walk trample’ + wel(le) ‘well’ perhaps for a fuller or someone who trod grapes for wine production. Fulling was the process by which newly woven cloth was cleaned and shrunk by the use of heat water and pressure (from treading) before finally being stretched and laid out to dry on tenter hooks.

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