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Origin and popularity of the name WELL


Well : 1: English (London): topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream from Middle English well(e) ‘spring stream well’ (Old English well(a)).2: German: from a short form of the personal names Wallo Walilo.3: German: nickname from Middle High German wël ‘round’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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