Pennell Family History
Pennell Name Meaning
English (especially southeastern):: metronym from the Middle English female personal name Pennel (an assimilated form of Parnell ). habitational name from Penn Hall in Pensax (Worcestershire) or from either of two places called Penhill in Devon and Yorkshire or possibly from Pendle in Lancashire. All of the placenames probably derive from British penn ‘head’ + Old English hyll ‘hill’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press