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Turrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Turrell is derived from the Old French word "tirel," derived from "tirer," "to pull." The word was often used to refer to an animal that pulled carts; thus it may be that it was used as a nickname for a stubborn person, before coming to be used as a hereditary surname.

Early Origins of the Turrell family


The surname Turrell was first found in Essex where one of the first records of the name is Walter Tirel III, (1065-c. 1100), Castellan of Pontoise and Lord of Poix, son of Walter Tirell II. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
He is remembered for his involvement in the death of King William II (William Rufus) on a hunting trip in the New Forest on August 2nd, 1100. Some say it was an accident when Walter shot an arrow at a stag which glanced from the beast and struck King William II, while others disagree. However, accordingly to chroniclers of the time, they parted at the beginning of the hunt on good terms, but the king was later found with one of the arrows given to Walter by the king in his chest. There is a stone in the Forest at Stoney Cross marking the spot where the King fell.

Walter's grandson Hugh Tyrrel (died 1199) took part in the Norman Conquest of Ireland where he became the first Baron of Castleknock and later took part in the Third Crusade.

Another distinct branch of the family was found at Gipping in Suffolk. "This place, which takes its name from the small river Gipping, is the property of C. Tyrell, Esq., whose ancestor, Sir Walter Tyrell, Knt., held the lordship at the time of the Domesday survey." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Turrell family


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Turrell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Tyrell, Terrell, Terrill, Tyrill, Turrell, Tirell, Tyrrell and many more.

Early Notables of the Turrell family (pre 1700)


Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir James Tyrrell (c.1450-1502) was an English knight, a trusted servant of King Richard III of England, he confessed to the murders of King Edward V of England and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York and was beheaded at Tower...
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Migration of the Turrell family to Ireland


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Migration of the Turrell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Turrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Daniel Turrell, who arrived in Boston in 1640
  • Alice Turrell, who settled in Barbados in 1664
  • Rose Turrell, who settled in Virginia in 1690

Turrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Turrell, who settled in Boston in 1716
  • John Turrell, who settled in Maryland in 1763

Turrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Turrell, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  • Esau Turrell, aged 28, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

Turrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Turrell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • William Turrell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Margaret Jane Turrell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Robert Turrell, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Turrell (post 1700)


  • James Turrell (b. 1943), American artist
  • William J. Turrell, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate, 1863-65 (9th District 1863-64, 11th District 1865) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Nathan Turrell, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Brookfield, 1855 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Harry M. Turrell, American Democrat politician, Chair of Susquehanna County Democratic Party, 1937; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1944 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • A. H. Turrell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1920 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ South Australian Register Monday 9th April 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Flora 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/flora1855.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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