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Early Origins of the Borrell family

The surname Borrell was first found in Dauphiny (French: Dauphiné or Dauphiné Viennois), a former province in southeastern France, where this renowned family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Borrell family

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Borrell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Borel, Borelle, Borels, Borelles, Baurel, Baurelle, Baurels, Baurelles, Borrel, Borrell, de Borel, de Borels, de Borelle, Deborel and many more.

Early Notables of the Borrell family (pre 1700)

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United States Borrell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Borrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • F M Borrell, aged 19, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1855 [1]

Australia Borrell migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Borrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Borrell, British Convict who was convicted in Lincoln, England for life, transported aboard the "Asia" on 5th November 1835, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land)1836 [2]
  • William Borrell, aged 39, a mason, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse" [3]

New Zealand Borrell migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Borrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Borrell, (b. 1838), aged 22, British farm labourer travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Matoaka" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd December 1860 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Borrell (post 1700) +

  • Charles W. Borrell, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Volo, 1889-97
  • Alfons Borrell i Palazón (1931-2020), Spanish abstract painter
  • H.P. Borrell (d. 1851), English numismatist, after learning business in London, established himself as a trader at Smyrna, where he resided for thirty-three years [5]

  1. 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)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 28th January 2020). Retrieved from
  3. South Australian Register Monday 21st August 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) William Prowse 1856. Retrieved
  4. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  5. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019 on Facebook