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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.

Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4

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MARY ELWELL, CRONODY, CORK, IRELAND

Started by LORRAINE Oct 31, 2015.

Elwells to Kansas

Started by Carol Anne Kuse Oct 26, 2015.

Elwells in Broome County, NY

Started by Noi Liang Aug 22, 2009.

 

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