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Where did the English Worrells family come from? What is the English Worrells family crest and coat of arms? When did the Worrells family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Worrells family history?The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Worrells come from when the family resided 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."
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Worrells has been recorded under many different 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 Worrells research. Another 300 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worrells History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Worrells Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Worrells 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.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Worrells or a variant listed above: Peter and Mary Worral settled in Pennsylvania in 1687; Martha Worrall settled in Philadelphia in 1682; Richard Worrall settled in Pennsylvania in 1699.
The Worrells Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worrells 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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