Holywell Surname Origin
(Locality). A place of importance in Flintshire, Wales. Geraldus Cambrensis says that there was formerly near this place a rich mine of silver. Wenefride's Well, from which the name of Holy Well was given to this place, springs from a rock at the foot of a steep hill. The well is an oblong square about twelve feet by seven.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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