The ancestors of the name Funnell date back to the 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
The surname Funnell 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 Funnell family
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Funnell Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few 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.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.
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
- Frank Funnell, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Sussex, in 1892
Funnell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Annie Funnell, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States from England, in 1901
- Ada Funnell, aged 26, who landed in America from Colchester, in 1903
- Herbert N. Funnell, aged 27, who landed in America from London, in 1907
- Ernest CH. Funnell, aged 29, who emigrated to America from Stamford, England, in 1908
- Henry Wm. Funnell, aged 27, who settled in America from London, England, in 1909
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Funnell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Funnell, aged 19, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Funnell (post 1700)
- Jenny Funnell (b. 1963), English television actress
- William Funnell (b. 1966), English equestrian
- Pippa Funnell (b. 1968), English equestrian sportswoman
- Andy Funnell (1982-2004), British Champion windsurfer
- Air Marshal Raymond George "Ray" Funnell (b. 1935), retired senior officer of the Royal Australian Air Force
Historic Events for the Funnell family
- Mr. Kenneth G Funnell (b. 1922), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Hailsham, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm