Pronounced Pron. WAHN-əl
Other Forms FormsWonnell, Wanell
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 2/10/2014
English surname which was derived from a medieval nickname, from Middle English wann "wan, pale" (see Wann) and a diminutive suffix.In some cases it may be derived from Winnall, the name of a village in the county of Herefordshire, allegedly meaning "willow valley".