Early Origins of the Harrel family
The surname Harrel was first found in Argyllshire
(Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland
corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Harrel family
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Harrel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Harold, Harald, Harrell, Hirrell, Hurrell and others.
Early Notables of the Harrel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Harrel family to Ireland
Some of the Harrel family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Harrel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick, Paul, and William Harold who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1800 and 1860.
Contemporary Notables of the name Harrel (post 1700)
- Rod Harrel (b. 1960), American actor, writer, director in theatre, video production and film productions
- Sir David Harrel GCB GBE KCVO PC (1841-1939), Irish police officer and civil servant