The ancestors of the name Quarrell date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Quarrell family lived in the county of Norfolk
. Quarrell 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 Quarrell family lived at the quarel,
which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Quarrell family
The surname Quarrell 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 Quarrell family
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Quarrell Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Quarrell are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Quarrell include: Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Quarrell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quarrell family to Ireland
Some of the Quarrell family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Quarrell family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Quarrell or a variant listed above:
Quarrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ellen Quarrell, who settled in Virginia in 1638
- Ellen Quarrell, who landed in Virginia in 1638 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- Anthony Quarrell, who settled in Virginia in 1653
- John Quarrell, who settled in Nevis in 1654
- George Quarrell, who settled in Jamaica in 1663
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Quarrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Samuel Quarrell, aged 37, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Monday 1st January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Star Queen 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/starqueen1854.shtml
Quarrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Robert Quarrell, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
- Mary A. Quarrell, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
- Mabel Quarrell, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
- Arthur E. Quarrell, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
- Rosa B. Quarrell, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Quarrell (post 1700)
- Johnnie Quarrell, British theater writer, winner of the Verity Bargate Award in 1983
- Lois Quarrell (1915-1991), Australian pioneering sports journalist who single handedly raised the profile of women’s sports from the mid-1930s until her retirement in 1970
- John Quarrell (1938-2000), Australian rules footballer who played with Footscray (1957-1962)
- Professor Arthur Quarrell, British Metallurgist