Bardwell Family History
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Bardwell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Bardwell in Suffolk, so named with an unattested Old English byname Bearda, a derivative of beard (see Beard) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Alternatively, the first element may be from a dissimilated form of Old English bre(o)rd ‘brim’, ‘bank’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press