First name origins & meanings:
- Old English: From the sea
- English: Seaward
First name variations: Severn, Sward, Seward, Seawell, Seawel, Sewel
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: from the Middle English personal names Siwal(d)
and Sewal(d), Old English Sigeweald and
Sǣweald, composed of the elements sige ‘victory’ and
sǣ ‘sea’ + weald ‘rule’.
- English: habitational
name from Sewell in Bedfordshire, Showell in Oxfordshire, or Seawell
or Sywell in Northamptonshire, all of which are named from Old English
seofon ‘seven’ + wella ‘spring’.
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