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Where did the English Herl family come from? What is the English Herl family crest and coat of arms? When did the Herl family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Herl family history?
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Herl occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Herle, Hearle, Herral, Harrell, Harle, Harel, Heral, Hurl, Hirl, Herrel and many more.
First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest of England many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire and Lancashire. But we must looks south to Cornwall to find the earliest notable of the family: Lord Borchard de Herle (1268–1305), medieval diplomat under the King Edward I. By the time he was 12, his father Lord Borin had died of typhoid fever leaving him to care for his mother and his younger brother. As soon as he turned 18, he abandoned his sick mother and took his father's money and left to go to college at University of Cambridge. His father's legacy of close connections to Edward I led to his early career.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Herl research. Another 317 words(23 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1385, 1385, 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1385, 1559, 1, a, 1431, 1622, 1681, 1659, 1661 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Herl History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 39 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Herl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Herl, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Michael Herrel, who was naturalized in Mobile Co. AL in 1868; and John Herle, who was recorded in the census of Ontario in 1871.
The Herl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Herl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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