Funes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Funes name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family 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.
Early Origins of the Funes family
The surname Funes 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.
Early History of the Funes family
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Funes Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Funes were recorded, including Fennell, Vennell, Venall, Fenel and others.
Early Notables of the Funes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Funes family to Ireland
Some of the Funes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Funes migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Funes family emigrate to North America:
Funes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Rodrigo De Funes, who arrived in America in 1827 
- A Funes, aged 33, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 
- Trinidad Funes, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1852 
- Francisca De Funes, who landed in Spanish Main in 1861 
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)