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Orrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Orrell 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 Orrell family


The surname Orrell 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 Orrell family


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Orrell Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Orrell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Orrell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Orrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Orrell who settled in Barbados in 1669

Orrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alex Orrell, who landed in America in 1705

Orrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Orrell, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848

Orrell Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ellen Orrell, aged 46, who landed in America from Botton, in 1904
  • Burton Orrell, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Edward Orrell, aged 71, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Helen Orrell, aged 9, who landed in America from Ince, England, in 1907
  • John Orrell, aged 4, who emigrated to the United States from Ince, England, in 1907
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Contemporary Notables of the name Orrell (post 1700)


  • Marc "The Kid" Orrell (b. 1982), American guitarist
  • William Orrell, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Caroline County, 1827-31 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert Orrell, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Caroline County, 1799-1802; Member of Maryland State Senate from Eastern Shore, 1821-25 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel Orrell, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Caroline County, 1840-41 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Timothy Orrell (b. 1967), English cricketer
  • David John Orrell (b. 1962), Canadian mathematician and author who is living in Oxford, England
  • John Orrell (1934-2003), Canadian author, theatre historian, and English professor at the University of Alberta
  • John Orrell Lever (1824-1897), English shipping owner and politician, Member of Parliament for Galway Borough (1859-1865) and from (1880-1885)

Historic Events for the Orrell family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • Leonard Eric Orrell (d. 1945), British Stoker 2nd Class aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter J Orrell (b. 1918), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Coventry, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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See Also



Citations


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  2. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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