The Enabell family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from the female personal name Anabel,
which was originally derived from the Latin word amablis,
which means lovable.
Early Origins of the Enabell family
The surname Enabell was first found in Norfolk
, where the Enabell family held a family seat
from ancient times. The name was first documented in census rolls taken by the early rules of Britain in order to determine the rate of taxation.
Early History of the Enabell family
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Enabell Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Enabell include Annabell, Anabell, Anebelle, Annabal, Annable, Anable, Amable, Amabilis, Annible, Hunnable, Hannibal, Honeyball, Honeybell and many more.
Early Notables of the Enabell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Enabell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Enabell were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Anthony Annabal, who sailed to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621; Jane Annable to Plymouth in 1623; John Annable to Massachusetts in 1641; Robert Annable to Massachusetts in 1690.