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Early Origins of the Pennell family


The surname Pennell was first found in Essex where they held a family seat in Colchester. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1377 when William Pennell was recorded on the Tax Rolls for the county of Essex.

Early History of the Pennell family


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Pennell 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 Pennell 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 Pennell include: Pennell, Pennel, Penell, Pennall, Pennells, Pennalls, Penal and many more.

Early Notables of the Pennell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Pennell 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 Pennell or a variant listed above:

Pennell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Pennell, who settled in Virginia in 1655
  • George Pennell, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Pennell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Pennell, who arrived in New England in 1740 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Pennell, who settled in New England in 1740

Pennell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Pennell, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • William Richard Pennell, aged 22, a sawyer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  • John Pennell, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Pennell (post 1700)


  • Major-General Ralph McTyeire Pennell (1882-1973), American Commandant of Field Artillery School (1944-1945) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ralph Pennell. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Pennell/Ralph_McTyeire/USA.html
  • Robert Franklin Pennell (1850-1905), American educator and classicist
  • Maynard Pennell (1910-1994), American Boeing executive and aircraft designer
  • Larry "Bud" Pennell (b. 1928), American television and film actor
  • Joseph Pennell (1857-1926), American artist and author
  • Edward Robert Pennell (1894-1974), English World War I flying ace
  • Captain Henry Singleton Pennell VC (1874-1907), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Gordon Pennell (1929-2015), Canadian professional hockey player who played 383 games for the Buffalo Bisons (1946-1960), inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Nicholas Pennell (1938-1995), English television, film, and stage actor
  • Lawrence T Pennell (1915-2008), former Canadian politician, and jurist

Historic Events for the Pennell family



HMS Royal Oak

  • John Albert Pennell (1921-1939), born in London, England, British Marine with the Royal Marine aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  3. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 20 January 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SHACKAMAXON 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/shackamaxon1853.shtml.
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2014, March 26) Ralph Pennell. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Pennell/Ralph_McTyeire/USA.html
  5. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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