A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland
was the first to use the name Arrol. They lived in the lands of Errol (Arroll) in Perthshire.
Early Origins of the Arrol family
The surname Arrol was first found in Perthshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland
, where they held a family seat
in the parish of Errol from whence they get their name. The family is not directly related to the Lords of Errol, who are in fact a part of the Scottish Hay clan.
Early History of the Arrol family
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Arrol Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Arrol has been spelled Arroll, Arrol, Errol, Erroll, Arrell, Arrel, Errel, Errell, Arrall, Arral, Errall, Erral, Arrill, Arril, Errill and many more.
Early Notables of the Arrol family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arrol family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arrol Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Elizabeth Arrol, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
Contemporary Notables of the name Arrol (post 1700)
- Sir William Arrol (1839-1913), celebrated Scottish engineer and bridge builder