Farnell Family History
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Farnell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from any of the many places, such as Farnell (Kent, Wiltshire), Farnhill (West Yorkshire), and Fernhill (Cheshire), named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + hyll ‘hill’. In a few cases it may also derive from Farnell in Angus, Scotland, although the surname is not now common in Scotland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press