Meaning and Origin of: Wellman

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.