The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Arroll lived in the lands of Errol (Arroll) in Perthshire.
Early Origins of the Arroll family
The surname Arroll 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 Arroll family
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Arroll Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Arroll 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 Arroll family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Arroll family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Arroll Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Arroll, aged 33, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"