Bardwell Family History
Bardwell Name Meaning
English (Suffolk): habitational name from Bardwell in Suffolk so named with an unattested Old English byname Bearda a derivative of beard (see Beard ) + Old English well(a) ‘spring stream’. Alternatively the first element may be from a dissimilated form of Old English bre(o)rd ‘brim bank’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press