Orrill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Orrill 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 Orrill family

The surname Orrill 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.

Important Dates for the Orrill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Orrill research. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1480 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Orrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Orrill Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Orrill family (pre 1700)

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Orrill migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Orrill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Eliza Orrill, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]

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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
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