Cannell Family History
Cannell Name Meaning
Manx: shortened form of Gaelic Mac Dhomhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’. It is equivalent to Scottish McDonald and Irish McConnell . Domhnall was sometimes Anglicized as Daniel in Ireland and the Isle of Mann. The Manx placename Ballacannell (one in Arbory another in Lonan) is ‘Cannell's farm’ from the surname. English: perhaps from Middle English canel ‘cinnamon’ (Old French canele) a metonymic occupational name denoting a spicer. English: alternatively perhaps from Middle English can(n)el Old French canel chanel denoting someone who lived by a water channel or a city drain. English: variant of Canwell a habitational name either from Canwell (Staffordshire) or perhaps of Norman origin from Canville-les-Deux-Eglises Seine-Maritime (France). Variant of Canell a surname of French origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022