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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Vennell come from when the family resided near a place where vennel grew. Vennel was an herb used for cooking. Other sources list the name as a local name derived from the term at the vennel.

Early Origins of the Vennell family


The surname Vennell was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Vennell family

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Early History of the Vennell family


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Vennell Spelling Variations

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Vennell 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. Vennell has been recorded under many different variations, including Fennell, Vennell, Venall, Fenel and others.

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Early Notables of the Vennell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Vennell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Vennell family to Ireland

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Migration of the Vennell family to Ireland


Some of the Vennell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Vennell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Vennell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Vennell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E M Vennell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • George Henry Vennell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • Samuel Vennell, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship "Olympus"
  • Samuel Vennell, aged 27, a painter, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Pamela Vennell, aged 28, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841

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Historic Events for the Vennell family

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Historic Events for the Vennell family



HMS Royal Oak

  • George F. Vennell, British Chief Petty Officer with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [1]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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  1. ^ 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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