Origins Available: English
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).
Early Origins of the Norwell family
The surname Norwell was first found in Nottinghamshire
, where there was a place named Northwell, that may be the origin of this surname.
Early History of the Norwell family
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.
Norwell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Norvell, Norval, Norvall, Norvill, Norville, Norvel, Norvyle, Norwald, Norwell, Norvaile, Norvil, Norrel, Northwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Norwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Norwell family to the New World and Oceana
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
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