Hipwell Family History
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Hipwell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Hipswell in North Yorkshire, named in Old English possibly as ‘stream with stepping stones’; the first element may be from an unattested noun derivative hyppels of the verb hoppian ‘to hop’, and the second is wella, wiella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. The surname has been present in Ireland (County Leix) since the 17th century.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Sidwell, Whitwell, Harwell, Hopewell, Haswell, Kidwell, Birdwell