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Meaning and Origin of: Farnell

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : From the fern slope

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from any of the many places, such as Farnell (Kent, Wiltshire), Farnhill (West Yorkshire), and Fernhill (Cheshire), named from Old English fearn ‘fern’ + hyll ‘hill’. In a few cases it may also derive from Farnell in Angus, Scotland, although the surname is not now common in Scotland.