Harwell Family History
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Harwell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places called Harwell in south Oxfordshire (formerly part of Berkshire) and Nottinghamshire. The former was named in Old English as ‘spring or stream by or from the gray one’, from Hara ‘the gray’ (here referring to a certain hill) + wella; while the latter was named from Old English heore, h¯re ‘pleasant’ + wella ‘stream’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press