Early Origins of the Clearell family
The surname Clearell was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Clearell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Clearell research.Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1276, 1260, 1256, 1293, 1510, 1600, 1414, 1430, 1469, 1410 and 1422 are included under the topic Early Clearell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Clearell Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Clarel, Clarrel, Clarrell, Claryll, Claryl, Clarall, Clarril, Clearill, Clearell, Clarill, Claril, Clerill and many more.
Early Notables of the Clearell family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Clarell, High Sheriff
in 1414; and Thomas Clarell, Vicar of Leeds from 1430 to 1469, and founder of the Clarell Chantry descended from the major Norman landholding family. His daughter Margaret Clarell married Sir John Fitzwilliam of Sprotborough in 1410... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Clearell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Clearell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..