× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2017


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.

Close

Pennell Spelling Variations


Expand

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.

Close

Pennell Early History


Expand

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.

Close

Pennell Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

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.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

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"

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Pennell (post 1700)


Expand

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

Close

Pennell Family Crest Products


Expand

Pennell Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  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. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. 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.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

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.

This page was last modified on 24 June 2016 at 21:34.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest