Wells Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places named with the plural of Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’, or a topopgraphical name from this word (in its plural form), for example Wells in Somerset or Wells-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. Translation of French Dupuis or any of its variants.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Well, Mells, Wall, Welby, Welle, Belle, Ewell, Helle, Kell, Balls

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Wells Family Origin

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Wells Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • School

    6%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wells family was Servant. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wells. The most common Wells occupation in Canada was Farmer. 31% of Wells's were Farmers.

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Wells Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Wells life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Wells in 1940 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wells

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