name Quarrelle comes from the family having resided in the county of Norfolk
. Quarrelle 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 Quarrelle family lived at the quarel,
which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Quarrelle family
The surname Quarrelle 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 Quarrelle family
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Quarrelle Spelling Variations
Quarrelle has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Quarrelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quarrelle family to Ireland
Some of the Quarrelle 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 Quarrelle family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Quarrelles to arrive on North American shores: 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..