Colwell Family History
Colwell Name Meaning
English (southern England and West Midlands): habitational name from any of the places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name Coly apparently meaning ‘narrow’. Alternatively a habitational name from Colwall (Herefordshire) or Colwell House in Wivelsfield (Sussex).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022