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Pannell Name Meaning

English (southeastern):: possibly from Middle English panel panel(l)e ‘cloth saddle-cloth saddle’ or ‘pane (of glass)’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such items. from the Middle English personal name Paynel (Old French Payenel Latin Paganellus) a pet form of Payne (from Latin Paganus). occasionally a habitational name from Pannal (Yorkshire) which is recorded as Panhal(e) from the 12th to 15th centuries and Pannall in 1409. The placename derives from Old English panne ‘pan’ perhaps in the sense ‘pan-shaped (broad shallow) hollow or valley’ or ‘hollow or depression in which water stands’ + halh ‘nook corner of land’.

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


Similar surnames: Pennell, Parnell, Carnell, Sandell, Arnell, Pantel, Pennel, Gunnell

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Where is the Pannell family from?

You can see how Pannell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pannell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pannell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Pannell families living in Virginia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Pannell's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Pannell families in 1840.
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What did your Pannell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Pannell. 23% of Pannell men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Pannell women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pannell were Farm Laborer and Waitress. .

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*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
    23%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Pannell. For the veterans among your Pannell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pannell lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Pannell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pannell in 1945 was 31, and 75 in 2004.

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