Family name origins & meanings
- English : variant of Well, with the addition of man ‘man’, i.e. ‘man who lived by a stream’.
- Variant spelling of German Wellmann.
- Swedish : ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (found as a place-name element, of various possible origins) + man ‘man’.
- Thomas Welman came to Lynn, MA, from England before 1640.