Last name: FENNELL

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FENNELL : This last name is indexed 34,035 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FENNELL : 1: English: metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of fennel from Middle English fenel finel finol ‘fennel’ (Old English finugl from Late Latin fenuculum). Fennel was widely used in the Middle Ages a for its medicinal and culinary uses. The surname may also have been a topographic name for someone who lived near a place where the herb grew or was grown such as the lost place in or near Litlington and Wilmington (Kent) known only from the early surname forms.2: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnghail ‘descendant of Fionnghal’ a personal name composed of the elements fionn ‘fair white’ + gal ‘valor’.

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