Katherine Wells

Female18 August 1621–

Brief Life History of Katherine

When Katherine Wells was christened on 18 August 1621, in Wanborough, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Wells, was 46 and her mother, Margaret Fisher, was 45.

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William Wells
Margaret Fisher
Thomas Wells
Katherine Wells
Ann Wells
William Wells
John Wells

Sources (2)

  • Katherine Wells, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Catherine Welles, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wells next the Sea (Norfolk) or Wells (Somerset), both named with the plural of Old English wella ‘spring, stream’, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a group of springs or streams.

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Dupuis ‘from the well’.

History: One of numerous early immigrants from England bearing this name was Thomas Welles, governor of colonial CT, who was in Hartford, CT, by 1636.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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