First name origin & meaning:
Old English: From the sea
First name variations: Sewell, Sward, Seward
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from a personal name equivalent to Severin.
- English: topographic name from the river Severn, which flows from Wales
through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. The river name
is recorded as early as the 2nd century ad in the form
Sabrina. This is one of Britain’s most ancient river names; the
original meaning is uncertain, but it may have been ‘slow-moving’.
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