Meaning and Origin of: Maxwell
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First name origins & meanings:
- English : Capable
- Latin : Great
- Scottish : Mack's well
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Last name origin & meaning:
- Scottish : habitational name from a place near Melrose in Roxburghshire. The place name is first recorded in 1144 in the form Mackeswell ‘Mack’s spring or stream (Old English well(a))’.
- Irish : this surname is common in Ulster, where it has sometimes been adopted as an alternative to Miskell.
- Jewish : arbitrary adoption of the Scottish name, or Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.