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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.

Vennell Early Origins



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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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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Vennell Early History


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Vennell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Vennell research. Another 252 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1292, 1296, and 1661 are included under the topic Early Vennell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Vennell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Vennell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Vennell In Ireland


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Vennell In Ireland



Some of the Vennell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    11. ...

    The Vennell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Vennell 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 27 April 2014 at 17:32.

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