The French name Orrele was first used in the province of Auvergne. It 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 Orrele family
The surname Orrele 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 Orrele family
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Orrele Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Orrele, some of which 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 Orrele family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Orrele family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Orrele has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Orrele were Francis Horell, aged 14; settled in Philadelphia in 1775.