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Type Surname
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. WAHN-əl  [key]
Other Forms FormsWonnell, Wanell

Meaning & History

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".
Added 2/10/2014 by anonymous
Edited 2/18/2019 by SeaHorse15