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Elwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name, most probably from a place in Dorset, named from Old English h?l ‘omen’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the reference is presumably to pagan river worship. Two minor places with this name in Devon are probably named as ‘elder-tree spring’, from Old English ellern ‘elder tree’ + well(a). The surname is now found chiefly in the West Midlands. Compare Halliwell.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Olwell, Ewell, Colwell, Oswell, Sewell, Ledwell, Rowell, Adwell

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Elwell Family Origin

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Elwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elwell. A less common occupation for the Elwell family was Carpenter. The most common Elwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Elwell's were Farmers.

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