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Re: Origins of Britnell family name
Posted by: Mary Anne Britnell Date: April 08, 2000 at 05:03:50
In Reply to: Re: Origins of Britnell family name by Bob Britnell of 123

The name BRITNELL is uncommon. It is thought to have originated in England but just prior to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 there was a census taken in Normandy where one instance of the BRITNELL name showed up.
The earliest BRITNELLs in England that records have been found for is the early 1500's. None others have survived.
In my research I have discovered that all of the BRITNELLs studyed in England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many in the USA have all descended from Christopher BRITNELL 1568 and Anna Bennet 1572 both from Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England.

Mary Anne Britnell
Guelph, Ontario, Canada.


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