History of your Surname
Get access to Funnell family records.Start a free trial

Funnell Family History

Funnell Name Meaning

English:: in southeastern England (primarily Sussex and Kent) apparently a post-medieval altered form of Fennell in East Anglia most likely a variant of Furnell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Finnell, Dunnell, Fennel, Hunnell, Durnell, Fennell, Bunnell, Tunnell

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Funnell family from?

You can see how Funnell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Funnell family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Funnell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Funnell families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Funnell's in USA. New York had the highest population of Funnell families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Funnell surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Funnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Funnell. 28% of Funnell men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Funnell women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Funnell were Inspector and Stenographer. .

View Census Data for Funnell | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Inspector

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Saleslady
  • Stenographer
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Funnell family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Funnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Funnell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Funnell

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Funnell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Funnell immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Funnell. For the veterans among your Funnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Funnell military records

You've only scratched the surface of Funnell family history

Discover More

What is the average Funnell lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Funnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Funnell in 1962 was 82, and 97 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Funnell

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Funnell family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial