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Quennell Early Origins



The surname Quennell was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. 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 13th century when Quenilda held estates in that shire in 1221.

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Quennell Spelling Variations


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Quennell Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Quennell has been recorded under many different variations, including Quennell, Quenell, Quinell, Quinel, Quennel, Quenill, Quennill, Gwynell, Qynell, Qwynell, Qwinnell, Guinell and many more.

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Quennell Early History


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Quennell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quennell research. Another 326 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1561, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Quennell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quennell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quennell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quennell Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Quennell or a variant listed above:

Quennell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Quennell, who settled in America in 1683

Quennell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Edward Quennell, who setted in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quennell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quennell (post 1700)



  • Charles Henry Bourne Quennell (1872-1935), English architect, designer, illustrator and writer, father of Joan Quennell
  • Peter Courtney Quennell CBE (1905-1993), English biographer, literary historian, editor, essayist, poet, critic and editor of "History Today"
  • Marjorie Courtney Quennell (1884-1972), British historian, illustrator and museum curator, wife of Charles Henry Bourne Quennell
  • Frank Quennell (b. 1956), Canadian politician, New Democratic Party Assembly Member for Saskatoon Meewasin (2003-2011)
  • Joan Mary Quennell (1923-2006), British Conservative Member of Parliament for Petersfield (1960-1974)

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Citations


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Citations



    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. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Quennell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quennell 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 21 March 2011 at 15:28.

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