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Origin and popularity of the name WELLMAN

Origin

Wellman : 1: English: topographic name from Middle English wel(le) ‘spring well stream’ + man ‘man’ for someone who lived by such a place.2: English: variant of Willman.3: Americanized form of German Wellmann.4: Swedish: ornamental or habitational name formed with an unexplained (placename) element + man ‘man’. The surname is in part also of German origin (see Wellmann compare 3 above).

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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

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Geographic distribution of the 11,248 individuals with the name WELLMAN on Geneanet.

 

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    (286 individuals)
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    (265 individuals)
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    (201 individuals)

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    Variants of name WELLMAN

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