Cundell is a name that was brought to England
by the ancestors of the Cundell family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Cundell comes from the Norman name Cundel, and arrived with the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Cundell family
The surname Cundell was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
in the North Riding as Lords of the Manor of Cundall, originally pre Conquest, Cundel, at the time of the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066. In the Domesday Book
survey taken in 1086 the village of Cundall was held by Alured from the Count of Mortain. Conjecturally the Cundalls are descended from this Norman noble.
Early History of the Cundell family
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Cundell Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cundell were recorded, including Cundall, Cundal, Cundell, Cundel, Cundil, Cundill, Condall, Condal, Condel and many more.
Early Notables of the Cundell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cundell family to Ireland
Some of the Cundell family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cundell family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cundell arrived in North America very early:
Cundell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edward and Robert Cundell, who arrived in Maryland in 1737 and the next year moved to Virginia
Cundell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Arthur Henry Cundell, aged 46, who landed in America from England, in 1904
- Mary Catherine Cundell, aged 53, who settled in America from Southampton, in 1904
- Phillip H. Cundell, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States from Colon, in 1907
- Geoffrey B. Cundell, aged 26, who landed in America from Southampton, England, in 1911
- Mary Catherine Cundell, aged 69, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1920
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Cundell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Azariah Cundell, who settled in Petty Harbour, Newfoundland CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Contemporary Notables of the name Cundell (post 1700)
- Leonard Ambrose Cundell (1879-1939), British racehorse trainer
- Pamela I. Cundell (b. 1920), British character actress