Darnell Family History
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Darnell Name Meaning
from Old French darnel ‘darnel’, an annual grass, Lolium temulentum, hence perhaps a topographic name. However, according to Reaney, the plant was believed to produce intoxication, so its adoption as a surname may have been for quite different reasons. In the British Isles the name is found chiefly in the central and east Midlands. variant spelling of Darnall.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Farnell, Darney, Hartell, Darnall, Carrell, Arnell, Barrell, Wartell