Harrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Harrell family
The surname Harrell 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.
The name in Anglo Saxon, signifies "The love of the army," From Har, an army, and hold, love.  Hence the name is often referred to as "powerful warrior." 
Further to the south in England, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Agnes Harald, Oxfordshire; John Harald, Wiltshire; Reginald Haralt, Oxfordshire; and Roger Harold, Buckinghamshire. 
Later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls included: Robertus Harald; and Stephen Harald as holding lands there at that time. 
Early History of the Harrell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harrell research. Another 75 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1685, 1566, 1626 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Harrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Harrell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Harold, Harald, Harrell, Hirrell, Hurrell and others.
Early Notables of the Harrell family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Francis Harold, O.F.M. (died 1685), an Irish Franciscan and historical writer. He was a native of Limerick, and member of the Franciscan order, to which his uncle, Luke Wadding, was the historiographer. Harold...
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In the United States, the name Harrell is the 597th most popular surname with an estimated 49,740 people with that name. 
Migration of the Harrell family to Ireland
Some of the Harrell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Harrell migration to the United States ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Harrell, who arrived in Maryland in 1676 
Harrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Joane Harrell, who landed in Virginia in 1719 
Harrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Edward Harrell, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1845 
- Jasper Harrell, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- Cassie Harrell, aged 23, who settled in America from Ballygawley, in 1897
Harrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ellen Harrell, aged 24, who settled in America from Oldcastle, in 1901
- Bryant Eugene Harrell, aged 23, who landed in America from Stanford Hill, in 1904
- John C Harrell, aged 41, who immigrated to America from London, in 1904
- Charles Lydon Harrell, aged 21, who landed in America from Stanford Hill, in 1904
- David Harrell, aged 46, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
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| Harrell migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Harrell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mrs. Sarah Harrell, aged 40 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lotus" departing 15th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 24th June 1847 but she died on board 
| Harrell migration to Australia ||+|
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Harrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Sarah Harrell, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
|Contemporary Notables of the name Harrell (post 1700) ||+|
- Major General Gary Lynn Harrell (1951-2023), United States Army general, known for Operation Just Cause in 1989, the Battle of Mogadishu in 1993, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
- David Edwin Harrell Jr. (1930-2021), American historian best known for his scholarship of religion in the United States
- Andre O’Neal Harrell (1960-2020), American record executive, record producer, songwriter and rapper
- James Nelson Harrell (1918-2000), American actor from Waco, Texas
- Lynn Harrell (1944-2020), American classical cellist from New York City, New York
- Tom Harrell (b. 1946), American post-bop jazz trumpeter and arranger
- Costen Jordan Harrell (1885-1971), American bishop of The Methodist Church in the United States (1944)
- Christopher Mychal Harrell (b. 1983), American professional NFL football player
- Sergeant William George Harrell (1922-1964), American soldier, awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1945
- Robert Todd Harrell (b. 1972), American musician
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|Historic Events for the Harrell family ||+|
- Mr. Allen B. Harrell, American Seaman First Class working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking 
|Suggested Readings for the name Harrell ||+|
- Under the Rainbow: The Harrells by Wanda Frazier Harrell.
- Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
- Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?". NameCensus.com, https://namecensus.com/last-names/
- 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)
- Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 79)
- Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html