Shemwell Family History
Shemwell Name Meaning
English (Derbyshire and Staffordshire): clearly a habitational name from a placename meaning ‘shining stream’ (Middle English shim + well) but this has not been definitely located. There is a Shining Well in Darley Dale (Derbyshire) known from an 1836 map and the surname may derive from an earlier name for that.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press