Drewell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Drewell family

The surname Drewell was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, 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 year 1176 when William Drewel held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Drewell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Drewell research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1196, 1196, 1221, 1455, 1487, 1596, 1453, 1444, 1453, 1457, 1467 and 1503 are included under the topic Early Drewell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Drewell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Drewell, Drool, Druell, Droul, Drewle, Drule and others.

Early Notables of the Drewell family (pre 1700)

Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Drewell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

New Zealand Drewell 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:

Drewell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Drewell, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843

Contemporary Notables of the name Drewell (post 1700) +

  • Paul Mark Drewell (b. 1962), South African (English born) businessman

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