Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This Norman name was soon thereafter given to a person with red hair, a ruddy complexion, or who dressed habitually in the color red. The name was originally derived from the Old Norse word sor, meaning chestnut, and referring to the reddish color of dry leaves.
Early Origins of the Sorel family
Essex where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands at Waltham and Stebbings by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. Sorrell means "yellow."
Early History of the Sorel family
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Sorel Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Sorel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sorel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Sorel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Sorel (post 1700)
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