Gunnels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Gunnels family
The surname Gunnels 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."  
Edmund Gonvile (d. 1351), founder of Gonville Hall, Cambridge, and of Rushworth College, Norfolk, is described in the commemoration service of Gonville and Caius College as a son of Sir Nicholas Gonvile. 
Early History of the Gunnels family
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Gunnels Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gunnels, Gunnells, Gunnild, Gunild, Gunilt, Gunnild, Gunnilt, Gunnett, Gunnet, Gonnel and many more.
Early Notables of the Gunnels family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Gunnels is the 15,186th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Gunnels Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Gunnels Settlers in United States in the 20th Century