Elwell Family History

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Elwell Name Meaning

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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Olwell, Ewell, Colwell, Oswell, Sewell, Ledwell, Rowell, Adwell

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Elwell Family Origin

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Elwell Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Boiler Maker

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Labourer and Boiler Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Elwell. A less common occupation for the Elwell family was Bricklayer. The most common Elwell occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Elwell's were Coal Miners.

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Elwell Historical Records

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Elwell Life Expectancy

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