Well Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or stream, Middle English well(e) (Old English well(a)). German: from a short form of the personal names Wallo, Walilo. German: nickname from Middle High German wël ‘round’.

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


Similar surnames: Wall, Will, Welle, Bell, Fell, Hell, Dell, Pell, Nell, Tell

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Well Family Origin

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Well Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    10%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Baker

    3%
  • Blacksmith (Master)

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Well family was Blacksmith (Master). The most common Well occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Well's were Labourers. Labourer, Agricultural Labourer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Well.

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Well Historical Records

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Well Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Well life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Well in 1962 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Well

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