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Orell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Orell surname is thought to be a habitational name, derived a place named Orell in Lancashire. The place name is thought to derive from the Old English "ora," meaning "ore," most likely iron ore, and "hyll," meaning "a hill."


Early Origins of the Orell family


The surname Orell was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Orrell some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Orell family


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Orell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Orrell, Orrel, Orell and others.

Early Notables of the Orell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Orell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Magdalen Orell, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Contemporary Notables of the name Orell (post 1700)


  • James Orell, Company Executive

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