Gunnell Family History
Gunnell Name Meaning
English: from the Middle English female personal name Gunnild (Old Norse Gunnhildr) from gunnr + hildr both elements meaning ‘battle’. This was a popular name in those parts of England that were under Scandinavian influence in the Middle Ages. Irish (Tipperary): shortened Anglicized form of Mag Congail a Donegal name more often Anglicized as McGonigle . Americanized form of German Günnel: from a short form of the ancient Germanic personal names Gundram (see Gundrum) or Gundlach .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press