Welles (name)

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This article is about the name Welles. For other uses, see Welles.
See also: Wells (name) and Wells (disambiguation)
Family name
Meaning "spring"
Region of origin English
Related names Well, Wells

Welles is an English locational surname originating from Well, a village and mill in Lincolnshire. Its oldest public record is noted ca. 1086. Variations include Well and Wells.[1][2] People with the name include:


Given name[edit]

  • Welles Crowther (1977–2001), a hero of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wells Family Crest and Name History". houseofnames.com. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Surname: Wells". surnamedb.com. Retrieved 2008-04-09.