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 Oriel family
Oriel 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 Oriel family
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Oriel Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Orrell, Orrel, Orell and others.
Early Notables of the Oriel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oriel family to the New World and Oceana
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