The ancient roots of the Quarelle family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Quarelle comes from when the family lived in the county of Norfolk
. Quarelle 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 Quarelle family lived at the quarel,
which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Quarelle family
The surname Quarelle 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 Quarelle family
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Quarelle Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Quarelle has appeared include Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Quarelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quarelle family to Ireland
Some of the Quarelle family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Quarelle family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Quarelle arrived in North America very early: 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..