When David Maxwell was born on 16 July 1808, in Ohio, United States, his father, John Andrew Maxwell I, was 42 and his mother, Jane Brazelton, was 34. He married Margaret Mary Aikins about 1834, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 22 September 1875, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Lafayette Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.
Scottish: habitational name from a place in Kelso, near Melrose in Roxburghshire, the name of a salmon pool on the Tweed near Kelso Bridge. The placename is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack's spring or stream’ (Old English well(a)).
Irish: adopted for Ó Meisceall, see Miskell . This surname is common in Ulster.
Jewish: arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish surnames.
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