Darrall is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Darrall family lived in Buckinghamshire
. They were originally from Airel, in La Manche, Normandy
, and it is from the local
form of this name, D'Airel,
meaning from Airel,
that their name derives. "William de Orrell, a gentleman of the north parts of Normandie, soe called of a castle and family of that countrie, the which came in with the Conqueror, being for his good services done in he North... endowed with the possessions of a Saxon called Etheldred of Broadsworth, an ancient seat twelve miles west of Yorke." Such is the statement attached to an old pedigree quoted in Burke's Commoners. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Darrall family
The surname Darrall was first found in Buckinghamshire
where this ancient and noble family of Norman descent came over with the Conqueror and seated themselves at Lillingstone before the year 1200. "Richard son of Elais Dayrell being seised of a messuage and half of knight's fee there in King Richard the First's time, or the beginning of King John's reign. Before 1306 the Dayrells became possessed of the fee of the manor, which has ever since continued in the family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The Dyarells of Shudy Camps in Cambridgeshire
are a younger branch of the family descending from the second son of Paul Dayrell of Lillinstone, Sheriff of Buckinghamshire
in 1579. The parish of Horkstow in Lincolnshire
"contains a family vault for the Darells, formerly owners of property in the parish." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Darrall family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darrall research.Another 469 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1415, 1539, 1589, 1560, 1589, 1450, 1491, 1465, 1530, 1529, 1513, 1556, 1539, 1589, 1572, 1563, 1651, 1721 and 1845 are included under the topic Early Darrall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Darrall Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Darrall include Darrell, Dorrell, Dayrell, Darrel, Darell, Darel and others.
Early Notables of the Darrall family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Elizabeth Darrell, the first wife of John Seymour (c.
1450-1491), and paternal grandmother of Queen Jane Seymour; Sir Edward Darrell (c.
1465-1530), of Littlecote, Wiltshire
, an English politician, Member of the Parliament for Wiltshire
in 1529; Elizabeth Darrell (born c. 1513-c. 1556 )... Another 70 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darrall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Darrall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Darrall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Jane Darrall, aged 21, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Parsee" in 1873
- Sarah Darrall, aged 18, a housemaid, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Parsee" in 1873
- William Darrall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
- Elizabeth Darrall, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
- Lucy Darrall, aged Benjamin, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883
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Contemporary Notables of the name Darrall (post 1700)
- Chester Bidwell Darrall (1842-1908), American politician, Republican Congressman from Louisiana