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Where did the English Worrel family come from? What is the English Worrel family crest and coat of arms? When did the Worrel family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Worrel family history?The lineage of the name Worrel begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Worral, a place in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The place-name Worral is composed of the Old English elements wir, which means "myrtle" and halh, which means "nook or corner of land." The place-name translates as "nook of land where bog-myrtle grows."
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Worrel has undergone many spelling variations, including Worrall, Worral, Worrell, Worrel, Worrill, Worril and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, conjecturally descended from the Lords of the manor of Worrall, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worrel research. Another 300 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worrel History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Worrel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Worrel family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 105 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Worrel were among those contributors:
Worrel Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Worrel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worrel 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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