Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Quarel is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the county of Norfolk
. Quarel is a topographic
surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. In this case the Quarel family lived at the quarel,
which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Quarel family
The surname Quarel was first found in Norfolk
where they held a family seat
from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
Early History of the Quarel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quarel research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1420, 1592, 1644, 1625 and 1665 are included under the topic Early Quarel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quarel Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Quarel has been spelled many different ways, including Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Quarel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quarel family to Ireland
Some of the Quarel family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quarel family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Quarels to arrive in North America: Ellen Quarrell, who came to Virginia in 1638; Anthony Quarrell, who settled in Virginia in 1653; John Quarrell, who came to Nevis in 1654; and George Quarrell, who settled in Jamaica in 1663..