- Wells (name)
related names =Well, Welman, Welles,
Wells is an English origin
surname. It derives from occupation, location, and topography. The occupational name (i.e. "Wellman") derives from the person responsible for a village's spring. The locational name (i.e. "Well") derives from the pre-7th century "waella" ("spring"). The topographical name (i.e. "Attewell") derives from living near a spring. The oldest public record is found in 1177 in the county of Norfolk. Variations of Wells include Well, Welman, Welles, Wellmanand Wellsman. [cite web |url=http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Wells |title=Surname: Wells |accessdate=2008-04-09 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=surnamedb.com] [cite web |url=http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/wells-family-crest.htm |title=Wells Family Crest and Name History |accessdate=2008-04-09 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date=Date|2008-04-09 |work= |publisher=houseofnames.com] People with the name include:
Bonzi Wells(Gawen DeAngelo Wells), American professional basketball player
Harry Wells, an English recipient of the Victoria Cross
Harry Wells (rugby league), Australian rugby league footballer
H. G. Wells(Herbert George Wells, 1866–1946), prolific British science fiction writer and Fabian socialist
* Holly Wells (1991–2002), British murder victim in the
2002 Soham murders
James L. Wells, NY State Treasurer 1915–1920
James Madison Wells, Louisiana governor 1865–1867
* Joseph T Wells, see Wells Supper Club
* Julie Elizabeth Wells (1935–), more popularly known as
Julie Andrews, actress
Kip Wells(Robert Wells), American Major League Baseball player
Patricia Wells(1946–), US cookbok author
Rebecca Wells(1952–), actress, playwright, author of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood"
Spencer Wells(1969–), geneticist and anthropologist
* Wayne Richard Wells (1965–) (aka
Wayne Static), American metal musician
Andrew Wells, in the U.S. television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
* Jodie Wells and Pearl Wells, in
Jacqueline Wilson's book "My Sister Jodie"
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