name Hunneybell comes from the female personal name Anabel,
which was originally derived from the Latin word amablis,
which means lovable.
Early Origins of the Hunneybell family
The surname Hunneybell was first found in Norfolk
, where the Hunneybell 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 Hunneybell family
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Hunneybell 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 Hunneybell were recorded, including Annabell, Anabell, Anebelle, Annabal, Annable, Anable, Amable, Amabilis, Annible, Hunnable, Hannibal, Honeyball, Honeybell and many more.
Early Notables of the Hunneybell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hunneybell family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hunneybell family emigrate to North America: 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.