Wells Family History & Genealogy

191 photos, 109,668 biographies, and last name history of the Wells family, shared by AncientFaces Members.

Latest Wells Photos

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Biographies & Family Trees

Most Common First Names

  • William 3.1%
  • John 2.7%
  • James 2.6%
  • Mary 1.9%
  • Robert 1.8%
  • Charles 1.7%
  • George 1.5%
  • Thomas 1.0%
  • Richard 0.8%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Joseph 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Elizabeth 0.6%
  • Edward 0.6%
  • Arthur 0.6%
  • Margaret 0.6%
  • Helen 0.6%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Walter 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.5%

Wells Last Name History & Origin


Name Origin

Nationality & Ethnicity

Early Wellses

These are the earliest records we have of the Wells family.

Wells Death Records & Life Expectancy

According to our database of 69,565 people with the last name Wells that have a birth and death date listed:

Life Expectancy

70.1 years

Oldest Wellses

These are the longest-lived members of the Wells family on AncientFaces.

Other Wells Records



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Connie Karle My grandfather, Oscar Jesse Lee Wells, did not like having such a long name, so he shortened to O.L. Wells. When they moved to Oklahoma, he spent all day handpainting his name on the mailbox. He was very meticulous and everything had to be done just right.
After he was finished, he stood back and admired his handiwork. There on the silver mailbox were bright white letters: O L WELLS
The next day when he went to get his mail, the school children had made a slight adjustment to his name. His mailbox now read: OIL WELLS.
Dec 01, 2002 · Reply
Ronnie Wells About my father: My Daddy was a grate men are my son was a grate man type of thing because how we feel and how we are God Has Made Plain for us and he has a healing My Dad passed away in 07 and i though good of him but not bad of him he was a great a men and i love him and i love him and i won't before bit i cannot forget God has made me and that was a blessing!!!!!!!!!!1

But i love ya dad.
Mar 19, 2014 · Reply
Raul Wells Looking for information on Wells family from Texan and Missouri. My dad Sam was born in Houston. His dad Sam was born in Hagensport, TX. His dad (S.M. in 1900 Census) was from Missouri and I don't have any data on him other than the 1900 U S Census.
Mar 26, 2015 · Reply