Gunnell Family History
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Gunnell Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English female personal name Gunnilla, Gunnild, Old Norse Gunnhildr, composed of the elements gunn ‘battle’ + hild ‘strife’. This was a popular name in those parts of England that were under Scandinavian influence in the Middle Ages. Irish: reduced Americanized form of Mag Congail, a Donegal name more often Americanized as McGonigle. Respelling of German Günnel, from a short form of the Germanic personal names Gundram or Gundlach.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Tunnell, Gunner, Fennell, Quinnell, Gunnett, Bunnell, Gingell