in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a person with
from very early times and were granted lands at Waltham and Stebbings by Duke William of
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Sorrell means "yellow."
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Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Sorel family name include Sorrell, Sorel, Sorell, Sorril, Sorrill, Sorwell and others.