Hi....I am a first time poster and am very interested in the origins of the Quesnel family. My father and mother did a lot of research into the name and traced it back to the 1500's when the name was still 'de Quesnelle'. I was curious as to who else has done research and if perhaps some of us are related distantly as the name Quesnel is unique. What I do know is the first Quesnels that I am descended from came to settle in Quebec in the 1600's and a 'branch' of the family moved down to the united states during the 'gold rush'. Also, Does anyone know the meaning of the Old French word 'Quennel'? I was curious about that!