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Where did the English Tyrol family come from? What is the English Tyrol family crest and coat of arms? When did the Tyrol family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Tyrol family history?The name Tyrol has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a stubborn or obstinate person. The surname Tyrol is derived from the Old French word tirer, which means to draw. This is used in the same sense as the word tirand, which means "one who pulls on the reins;" thus it may be that it was used as a nickname for a stubborn person, before coming to be used as a hereditary surname.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Tyrol have been found, including Tyrell, Terrell, Terrill, Tyrill, Turrell, Tirell, Tyrrell and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tyrol research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1100, 1423, 1597, 1676, 1661, 1676, 1623 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Tyrol History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tyrol Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Tyrol family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words(5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Tyrol, or a variant listed above: Daniel Turrell, who arrived in Boston in 1640; Edward Tirrell, who came to Virginia in 1653; Alice Turrell, who settled in Barbados in 1664; John Tirrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1672.
The Tyrol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tyrol 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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