Last name: PARNELL

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PARNELL : This last name is indexed 54,540 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

PARNELL : English: from the Middle English female personal name Pernel Parnell (Old French Peronel(le)) from Latin Petronilla a feminine pet form of the Latin personal name Petronius. Petronilla was the name of a supposed early Christian saint and martyr. This surname was also brought to Ireland from Cheshire in the 17th century by a family who had been supporters of Cromwell's Parliamentarians during the English Civil War. Charles Stewart Parnell who founded the Irish Parliamentary Party in 1882 was a descendant of this family. See also Pennell.

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