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The surname Terell 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Tarrel, Tarrell, Terel, Terrel, Terrol, Teroll, Terroll, Terale and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terell research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1480, 1494, 1529, 1497, 1519 and 1546 are included under the topic Early Terell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Terell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: George Tarrel who settled in Georgia in 1734; H.O. Tarrell settled in San Francisco Cal. in 1850; James and Matthew Tarrell settled in New York State in 1820.
The Terell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Terell 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.
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