The Hannibell surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the female personal name Anabel,
which was originally derived from the Latin word amablis,
which means lovable.
Early Origins of the Hannibell family
The surname Hannibell was first found in Norfolk
, where the Hannibell family held a family seat
from ancient times. The name was first documented in census rolls taken by the early rules of Britain in order to determine the rate of taxation.
Early History of the Hannibell family
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Hannibell 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 Hannibell 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 Hannibell include: Annabell, Anabell, Anebelle, Annabal, Annable, Anable, Amable, Amabilis, Annible, Hunnable, Hannibal, Honeyball, Honeybell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hannibell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hannibell 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 Hannibell or a variant listed above: Anthony Annabal, who sailed to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621; Jane Annable to Plymouth in 1623; John Annable to Massachusetts in 1641; Robert Annable to Massachusetts in 1690.