Fennell Family History

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Fennell Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of fennel (Old English finugle, fenol, from Late Latin fenuculum). Fennel was widely used in the Middle Ages as a herb for seasoning. The surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a place where the herb grew or was grown. English: Reaney also identifies this as a derivative of Fitz Neal ‘son of Neal’, citing as an example Fennells Wood, a place name recorded in 1391 as Fenelgrove and named for a Robert FitzNeel (1283). Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnghail ‘descendant of Fionnghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fionn ‘fair’, ‘white’ + gal ‘valor’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Gunnell, Fenner, Bunnell, Hensell, Hennelly, Tennell, Tunnell

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Fennell Family Origin

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Fennell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Going To School

    11%
  • Student

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Fennell family was Carpenter. The most common Fennell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Fennell's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Student were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fennell.

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