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Pennell Early Origins



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.

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Pennell Spelling Variations


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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.

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Pennell Early History


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Pennell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pennell research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487 and 1867 are included under the topic Early Pennell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Pennell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Pennell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Pennell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 settled in Virginia in 1655
  • George Pennell, who landed in Virginia in 1655

Pennell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Pennell, who arrived in New England in 1740
  • Thomas Pennell 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 [1]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, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"
  • John Pennell, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Pennell (post 1700)



  • Major-General Ralph McTyeire Pennell (1882-1973), American Commandant of Field Artillery School (1944-1945)
  • 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

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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The Pennell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pennell 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.

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