last names
Hi..I'm trying to find out where my fiance`s last name comes from. his last name is TunnellThank you,
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The name is a derivative of "Tonnel" which is from the Old English Language word "tunhild" - "tonhild". loosely meaning tun-town hild- slope, so from this we can derive that Tunnell,Tonnel,tunhild, tonhild. falls into the category of "place names" that is names that people took that were relevant to where they lived in this case it is "the dweller near or at the town slope".
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English: from an unrecorded Old English female personal name composed of the elements tun ‘settlement’, ‘village’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.
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