Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from any of several places named
with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a
topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example
Wells in Somerset or Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk.
- Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.
- One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was
Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford,
CT, by 1636.
This name appears in the following lists:
Black History/Civil Rights Leaders
Comments for Wells