Bagwell Family History
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Bagwell Name Meaning
English: of uncertain origin. It may be a variant of Backwell, a habitational name from Backwell in Somerset, named with Old English bæc ‘ridge’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or possibly from Bakewell in Derbyshire (see Bakewell). Alternatively, it may be from a minor place named with an unattested Old English word, bagga ‘ badger’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press