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Where did the English Quarre family come from? What is the English Quarre family crest and coat of arms? When did the Quarre family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Quarre family history?
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Quarrier, Quarier, Quarryer, Quarre, Quarry and many more.
First found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quarre research. Another 260 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Quarre History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Quarre Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Quarre or a variant listed above:
Quarre Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Quarre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quarre 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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