The ancestral home of the Orele family is the French region of Auvergne. Orele was a name for someone who lived in the province of Auvergne, in south central France. Their name is derived from the Viscountcy of Aurelle in that province.
Early Origins of the Orele family
The surname Orele was first found in Auvergne, a historic province in south central France where the family has held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Orele family
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Orele Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Orele include Aurelle, Aurèle, Aurrèle, Aurrelle, Orelle, Orèle, Orrèle, Orrelle, Haurelle, Haurèle, Haurrelle, Horelle, Horèle, Horrelle, Aurel, Aurrelle, Aurrèle, L'Aurelle, L'Aurèle, L'Aurrèle, L'Aurrelle, D'Aurelle, D'Aurèle, D'Aurrèle and many more.
Early Notables of the Orele family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orele family to the New World and Oceana
In 1643, 109 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Migration was slow. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Orele has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Orele were Francis Horell, aged 14; settled in Philadelphia in 1775.