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Holly Wells

Wells (name)

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, Wellman and Wellsman. People with the name include:

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  • Bonzi Wells (Gawen DeAngelo Wells), American professional basketball player

  • 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

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