Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Funnell 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 Funnell family
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 Funnell family
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Funnell Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Funnell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Funnell include: Fennell, Vennell, Venall, Fenel and others.
Early Notables of the Funnell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Funnell family to Ireland
Some of the Funnell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Funnell family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Funnell or a variant listed above:
Funnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Funnell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Funnell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Funnell (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Funnell family
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