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Wennell Early Origins



The surname Wennell was first found in Shropshire at either Little Wenlock or Much Wenlock, villages and towns that date back to Saxon times when they were first listed collectively as Wynloca c. 1000. Almost one hundred years later, in the Domesday Book of 1086, the villages were listed as Wenlock and possibly meant "white monastery." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference predates the aforementioned. The source claims that claims the place name was originally Winnica, or "the windy place." And it was here that a convent was established about 680, by Milburga, daughter of King Merwald, and niece of Wulfhere, King of Mercia. At her death, she was interred here. The convent was destroyed by the Danes but was restored by Leofric, Earl of Mercia, in the time of Edward the Confessor, after which it fell into decay. Soon after the Conquest, Robert de Montgomery rebuilt and restored it into a priory for Cluniac monks, and dedicated it to St. Milburga. Extensive ruins can still be seen today on the south side of the town. One of the first records of the family name was seen in the year 1203 when William de Wenlac held estates there.

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Wennell Spelling Variations


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Wennell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Wenlock, Wenlake, Wenlac, Wenlocke, Whenlocke, Wenloc, Whenlock, Whenlake, Winlock, Winlake, Wanlock and many more.

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Wennell Early History


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Wennell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wennell research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1323, 1461, 1471, 1455, 1487 and 1471 are included under the topic Early Wennell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wennell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wennell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Wennell 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wennell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederich J. Wennell, aged 36, who landed in America from Avon, in 1905
  • Elizabeth Ann Wennell, aged 22, who emigrated to America from London, England, in 1917
  • Thomas Wennell, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Harry Wennell, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wennell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wennell (post 1700)



  • Pia Wennell, Abstract artist based in Bristol, England
  • Sarah Wennell, Music Teacher, Cambridgeshire
  • Tricia Wennell, National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) trustee

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Wennell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wennell 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.

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