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The name Fennel first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived near a place where vennel grew. Vennel was an herb used for cooking. Other sources list the name as a local name derived from the term at the vennel.

Fennel Early Origins



The surname Fennel was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Fennel Spelling Variations


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Fennel Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fennel has appeared include Fennell, Vennell, Venall, Fenel and others.

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Fennel Early History


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Fennel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fennel research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1292, 1296, and 1661 are included under the topic Early Fennel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fennel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fennel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fennel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fennel In Ireland


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Fennel In Ireland



Some of the Fennel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fennel arrived in North America very early:

Fennel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Fennel, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Heinrich Fennel, who landed in America in 1834

Fennel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fennel arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849
  • Michael Fennel, aged 34, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fennel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fennel (post 1700)



  • John Fennel, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1896

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Suggested Readings for the name Fennel


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Suggested Readings for the name Fennel



  • My Fennell Chronicles by Mrs. Raymond Ralston.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Fennel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fennel Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 26 October 2015 at 09:20.

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