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Wells Surname Origin
(Locality). A name given to a person who resided there. 'John, at the Wells'--John Wells. A bishop's see in Somersetshire, so called from the wells or springs there.
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.
Wells Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Wells family history than the origin of your surname:
A Wells Family History Thought:
'Life is lived forward, but understood backwards.'