The name Querrell is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Norfolk
. Querrell is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the Querrell family lived at the quarel,
which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Querrell family
The surname Querrell was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Querrell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Querrell research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1592, 1644, 1625 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Querrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Querrell Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Querrell has been spelled many different ways, including Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Querrell family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Querrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Querrell family to Ireland
Some of the Querrell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Querrell family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Querrells to arrive in North America:
Querrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- George Querrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)