Tarrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tarrell family

The surname Tarrell was first found in Ross-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rois) a former county, now part of the Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles in Northern Scotland, which emerged from the Gaelic lordship of the Earl of Ross, where they held a family seat on the lands of Tarrel in the barony of Tarbat. From early times they were a sept of the Ross Clan and later had close ties with the McIntoshes. However, they were a fierce and warlike Clan, and it is unlikely that their strength called for great allegiances with a larger Clan. They followed the Earls of Ross.

Early History of the Tarrell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarrell research. Another 160 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1480, 1494, 1529, 1497, 1519 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Tarrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tarrell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tarrel, Tarrell, Terel, Terrel, Terrol, Teroll, Terroll, Terale and many more.

Early Notables of the Tarrell family (pre 1700)

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


United States Tarrell migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tarrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James and Matthew Tarrell, who settled in New York State in 1820
  • H. O. Tarrell settled in San Francisco, California in 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Tarrell (post 1700) +

  • Richard E. Tarrell, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Lafayette County; Elected 1902 [1]
  • Tarrell Alvin McCraney (b. 1980), American playwright and actor


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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