Early Origins of the Wandell family
The surname Wandell was first found in Northumberland
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.
Early History of the Wandell family
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Wandell Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Wandell occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Wandless, Wanless, Wanliss, Wanlace, Wanley, Wanlass, Wanles and many more.
Early Notables of the Wandell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wandell family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Wandell, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Elizabeth Wanless landed in America in 1750.
Contemporary Notables of the name Wandell (post 1700)
- Brian A. Wandell, American Isaac and Madeline Stein Family Professor at Stanford University
- Tom Wandell (b. 1987), Swedish professional ice hockey forward