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The ancestors of the name Fennell date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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.

Fennell Early Origins



The surname Fennell 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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Fennell Spelling Variations


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Fennell Spelling Variations



Fennell has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Fennell, Vennell, Venall, Fenel and others.

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Fennell Early History


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Fennell Early History



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

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Fennell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fennell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fennell In Ireland


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Fennell In Ireland



Some of the Fennell 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Fennells to arrive on North American shores:

Fennell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Fennell settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Robert Fennell, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Thomas Fennell, who arrived in Maryland in 1650
  • John Fennell, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Martha Fennell, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fennell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Fennell, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Daniel Fennell, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Fennell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Fennell, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Edward, Michael, Patrick and William Fennell all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1865

Fennell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Fennell U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1786 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Fennell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Fennell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Mr. Thomas Fennell, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)

Fennell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Fennell, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Stephen Fennell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • Margaret Fennell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • Patrick Fennell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • Dennis Fennell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke of Roxburghe" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fennell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Michael Fennell arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Algernon" in 1868
  • Charles Fennell, aged 42, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Mary Fennell, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • Charles Fennell, aged 2, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • John William Ed. Fennell, aged 3 months, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Douglas" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fennell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fennell (post 1700)



  • Thomas Francis Fennell II (1904-1991), American football player and boxer at Cornell University, inducted into the Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame in 1989
  • Thomas Francis Fennell (1875-1936), American college football player and coach, head football coach at the University of Cincinnati in 1897
  • William George Fennell, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 20th District, 1940
  • Thomas F. Fennell, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Treasurer, 1910; Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 37th District, 1912; Judge of New York Court of Claims, 1915
  • Robert F. Fennell, American Democrat politician, Elected Massachusetts State House of Representatives Tenth Essex District 2002
  • Jan Fennell, English dog dog trainer and author of the books The Dog Listener and The Practical Dog Listener
  • William "Willie" Fennell (1920-1992), also known as "Phooey" Fennell, an Australian radio, television, stage and film actor and comedian
  • Thomas Scott Fennell (1928-1979), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Ontario electoral district (1979-1988)
  • Nuala Fennell (1935-2009), Irish economist and Fine Gael politician
  • Susan Fennell (b. 1953), Canadian politician, 49th Mayor of Brampton, Ontario
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF ROXBURGE. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838DukeOfRoxburghe.htm

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Fennell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fennell 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 4 November 2016 at 08:48.

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