Early Origins of the Gunnel family
The surname Gunnel was first found in Normandy
where "Gunwell, Gonville or Conteville, descended from Herluin, Lord of Conteville by his first marriage, the issue of which, Ralph de Conteville is stated by Orderic Vitalis to have had grants from the Conqueror in England
. Accordingly in 1083 he appears holding lands in Somerset
, his barony being held in Gloucester, and being held 1086 by his son Fitz-Ralph." CITATION[CLOSE]
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) CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Gunnel family
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Gunnel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gunnels, Gunnells, Gunnild, Gunild, Gunilt, Gunnild, Gunnilt, Gunnett, Gunnet, Gonnel and many more.
Early Notables of the Gunnel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gunnel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gunnel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth Gunnel, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752