Show ContentsBagnell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bagnell dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their residence in or around the region of Bagnall, which was in the parish of Stoke-upon-Trent in the county of Staffordshire. [1] [2] "The Bagnalls, at present best represented in the district of Stoke - on - Trent, were an ancient family of Newcastle - under - Lyme, members of which filled at various times the office of mayor; the family came into possession of the manor of Hanley 150 years ago. Bagnall is the name of a Staffordshire village." [3]

Early Origins of the Bagnell family

The surname Bagnell was first found in Staffordshire, at Bagnall, a township, in the parish of Bucknall, union of Stoke-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill. [4]

Early History of the Bagnell family

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Bagnell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bagnell have been found, including Bagnall, Bagnal, Bagnold, Bagenald, Bagnald, Bagenal, Bagnell and many more.

Early Notables of the Bagnell family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Bagnell family to Ireland

Some of the Bagnell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Bagnell migration to the United States +

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bagnell, or a variant listed above:

Bagnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bagnell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1861 [5]
  • Solomon Bagnell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1861 [5]
  • W. H. Bagnell, aged 39, who immigrated to America, in 1896
Bagnell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Maggie Bagnell, aged 23, who landed in America from Limerick, Ireland, in 1907
  • Robert Bagnell, aged 14, who settled in America, in 1907
  • Annie Bagnell, aged 42, who landed in America from Donegal, Ireland, in 1908
  • William Bagnell, aged 66, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Jane Bagnell, who immigrated to America, in 1910
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Australia Bagnell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bagnell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Bagnell, Sr., (b. 1769), aged 47, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 14 years for coining, transported aboard the "Fame" on 9th October 1816, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1827 [6]
  • Thomas W. Bagnell, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Contemporary Notables of the name Bagnell (post 1700) +

  • Francis "Reds" Bagnell (1928-1995), American football halfback, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
  • The Honourable Lawrence "Larry" Bagnell PC, MP (b. 1949), Canadian politician for Yukon (2000-2011)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mrs. Annie  Bagnell (1847-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion (1917) but later died due to injuries [7]

  1. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  4. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 27th September 2022).
  7. Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from on Facebook