Heraldry: Canuel

Title-CanuelEach family connects hundreds of people to form an intricate pattern of ancestors and descendants. Our origins span the world, our families come from all religions and ways of life. The common thread of Heraldry links many cultures and establishes the foundations of a Surname before words were a common understanding and images demonstrated a basic understanding to the populace.

This page represents the following Surnames: Canuel.  Campbell.  Camuel.  Camel.  Cammel.

This name is not intended to represent the Scottish origin of Campbell, but rather the French origin that lost almost all traces of it’s French connection after immigrating to North America. This is by no means meant as insult or omission to the Scottish Campbell Clan, but rather an exploration of the descendants of Canuel who have lost all trace of their ancestors because of the name confusion.

Heraldry for every family is represented on each page as it has become available through out our research, as a tribute to the historical and evolutionary process that each family has survived. Name definitions are provided for each family as we find a connection to them, through intermarriage or discovery. Scottish, English and Irish families are represented with tartans, badges and other memorabilia as it becomes available to us. We’ve worked very hard at finding the most accurate and appropriate connections for each surname, if you see an error or have more information to add, please contact us via e-mail at CSGS@SnowStones.com.


Campbell Name Meaning and History

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic cam ‘crooked’, ‘bent’ + beul ‘mouth’. The surname was often represented in Latin documents as de bello campo ‘of the fair field’, which led to the name sometimes being ‘translated’ into Anglo-Norman French as Beauchamp.

In New England documents, Campbell sometimes occurs as a representation of the French name Hamel.

Canuel Name Meaning and History

French: nickname from a diminutive of canu ‘old, gray-haired man’, an old or dialectal form of chenu (from the Latin adjective canutus).


Family Crest:   Coat of Arms

Last Name References from:
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-508137-4
Encyclopedia of Surnames, John Ayto, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, ISBN 978 0 7136 8144 4
(Unless otherwise stated)

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