WELLS CREST ENGLAND

WELLS CREST IRELAND

WELLS CREST SCOTLAND

 

WELLS CREST WALES

The English surname Wells, also found in Ireland, Wales and Scotland, is an 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. The first written reference to the name is Toke de Wells who is registered in the pipe rolls of the county of Norfolk in 1177. Ann Wells, at the age of 15 years, was an early emigrant to the New World. She left London on the ship "Planter" in 1635, bound for Virginia Colony. Today there are more than 170,000 people with the last name Wells living in The United States.

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