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Type Surname
Pronounced Pron. BAWLK-wil(Old English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBalkwell, Balkwall, Balkwel

Meaning & History

From the Old English pre 7th Century balca, "beam", with wiell(a), "spring, stream", and probably refers to a primitive footbridge made by a tree trunk across the stream. The name may also be topographical for a dweller by the footbridge.
Added 5/16/2022 by anonymous