Quarrels is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Quarrels family once lived in the county of Norfolk
. Quarrels 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 Quarrels family lived at the quarel,
which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Quarrels family
The surname Quarrels 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 Quarrels family
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Quarrels Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Quarrels family name include Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Quarrels family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Quarrels family to Ireland
Some of the Quarrels 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 Quarrels family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Quarrels surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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..