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Origins Available: English, Scottish


The Norwell surname is thought to be derived from the name of a place in England named Northwell. The name of this place combines the old English term for "north" with other geographic features such as "welle," meaning "a well or spring." There are also no doubt instances of this name that are derived from a shortened form of the Scottish name Normanville (ultimately of Norman French origin).

Norwell Early Origins



The surname Norwell was first found in Nottinghamshire, where there was a place named Northwell, that may be the origin of this surname.

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Norwell Spelling Variations


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Norwell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Norvell, Norval, Norvall, Norvill, Norville, Norvel, Norvyle, Norwald, Norwell, Norvaile, Norvil, Norrel, Northwell and many more.

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Norwell Early History


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Norwell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Norwell research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1124, 1200, 1373, 1605, 1669, 1719, 1694, 1697, 1704, 1710 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Norwell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Norwell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Norwell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Norwell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Norwell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Wm. Norwell, who arrived in Virginia in 1639

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Contemporary Notables of the name Norwell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Norwell (post 1700)



  • Liam Connor Norwell (b. 1991), English cricketer
  • Tristin Norwell, Australian-born, British music composer
  • Henry Norwell, Boston merchant and benefactor to the town of Norwell, MA (incorporated in 1888), which bears his name

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Norwell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Norwell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2013 at 19:28.

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