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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."

Orrell Early Origins



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.

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Orrell Spelling Variations


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Orrell Spelling Variations



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

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Orrell Early History


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Orrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orrell research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1480 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Orrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Orrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Orrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Orrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 landed in America in 1705

Orrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Orrell 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Orrell (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • Daniel Orrell, American politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates from Caroline County, 1840-41
  • 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

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Orrell Historic Events


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Orrell Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter J Orrell (b. 1918), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Coventry, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    11. ...

    The Orrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Orrell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 September 2016 at 09:30.

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