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Quarrier Early Origins



The surname Quarrier was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Norman influence of English history dominated after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. The family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Quarrier Spelling Variations


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Quarrier Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Quarrier, Quarier, Quarryer, Quarre, Quarry and many more.

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Quarrier Early History


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Quarrier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quarrier research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Quarrier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Quarrier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Quarrier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Quarrier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Quarrier name or one of its variants:

Quarrier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Quarrier, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • James Quarrier, aged 22, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Quarrier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Alexander Quarrier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1774
  • Alexander Quarrier, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774

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Contemporary Notables of the name Quarrier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Quarrier (post 1700)



  • William Quarrier (1829-1903), Scottish bppt maker who founded a village for orphans
  • Iain Quarrier, Canadian actor played leads in a number of British features during the 1960s

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Quarrier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Quarrier Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 May 2014 at 11:32.

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