Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 54,239 people named Wells in the UK. That makes it the 142nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 858 are named Wells.
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Related and similar surnamesAtwell
The Wells surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.