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Type Surname (from location)
Other Forms FormsHalliwell, Haliwell, Hallawell, Hallewell, Helliwell, Holliwell, Hollowell, Holwell, Halegewelle, Haliwelle, Halwell, Halwill, Halgewilla, Holywell, Halewell

Meaning & History

Variant of Halliwell, from Old English halig (holy) and well(a) (well or spring)
From any of the numerous minor places so called, from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’ + weg ‘way’, ‘path’. In Ireland, it has sometimes been Gaelicized as Ó hAilmhic.
Added 2/22/2015 by schmidthollowaycs
Edited 10/30/2023 by Felie and Sofia