The name Hennell is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in one of the settlements called Henley in Oxfordshire
, and Warwickshire
. The surname Hennell belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Hennell family
The surname Hennell was first found in Somerset
where they held a family seat
from ancient times as Lords of the Manor of Henley, the main line of the family producing the Barons Henley, the Earls of Northington, the Barons Ongley and many other knightly branches.
Early History of the Hennell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hennell research.Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1612, 1696 and 1653 are included under the topic Early Hennell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hennell Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hennell were recorded, including Henley, Henlee, Henleigh, Henlie, Henly, Hendleigh, Hendley, Hendlie, Hendlee, Henelly and many more.
Early Notables of the Hennell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hennell family to Ireland
Some of the Hennell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Hennell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hennell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Hennell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm