Maxwell Family History
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Maxwell Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Melrose in Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack’s spring or stream (Old English well(a))’. Irish: this surname is common in Ulster, where it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell. Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Haswell, Farwell, Banwell, Bagwell, Boxwell, Madewell, Foxwell