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Meaning and Origin of: Darnell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Hidden nook

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : from Old French darnel ‘darnel’, an annual grass, Lolium temulentum, hence perhaps a topographic name. However, according to Reaney, the plant was believed to produce intoxication, so its adoption as a surname may have been for quite different reasons. In the British Isles the name is found chiefly in the central and east Midlands.
  • English : variant spelling of Darnall.