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Parnall is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Parnall family lived in Cheshire. The name, however, is a reference to Pernelle, Normandy, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

Parnall Early Origins



The surname Parnall was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Parnall Spelling Variations


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Parnall Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Parnall include Parnell, Parnel, Parnall and others.

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Parnall Early History


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Parnall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Parnall research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1679 and 1718 are included under the topic Early Parnall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parnall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Parnall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Parnall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Parnall In Ireland


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Parnall In Ireland



Some of the Parnall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Parnall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Morgan Parnall arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Petrel" in 1851
  • Anna Parnall, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

Parnall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Parnall arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Crusader" in 1882

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Te digna sequere
Motto Translation: Follow worthy things.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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    The Parnall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Parnall Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 12:49.

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