Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Norfolk. Querelle 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 Querelle family lived at the quarel, which simply meant that the family resided near a quarry.
Early Origins of the Querelle 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 Querelle family
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Querelle Spelling Variations
spelling variations, including Quarles, Quarell, Quarrells and others.
Early Notables of the Querelle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Querelle family to Ireland
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Migration of the Querelle family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Querelle were among those contributors: 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..
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