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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.

Funnell Early Origins



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.

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Funnell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Funnell Early History


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Funnell Early History



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

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Funnell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Funnell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Funnell In Ireland


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Funnell In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Funnell (post 1700)


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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

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Funnell Historic Events


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Funnell Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Kenneth G Funnell (b. 1922), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Hailsham, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [1]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

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  11. ...

The Funnell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Funnell 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.

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