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
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
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, 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 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
Quarrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Quarrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Quarrell (post 1700)
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