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The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Tyrell family have grown. The name Tyrell was given to a member of the family who was a stubborn or obstinate person. The surname Tyrell is derived from the Old French word tirer, which means to draw. This is used in the same sense as the word tirand, which means "one who pulls on the reins;" thus it may be that it was used as a nickname for a stubborn person, before coming to be used as a hereditary surname.

Tyrell Early Origins



The surname Tyrell 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.


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Tyrell Spelling Variations


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Tyrell Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Tyrell family name include Tyrell, Terrell, Terrill, Tyrill, Turrell, Tirell, Tyrrell and many more.

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Tyrell Early History


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Tyrell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tyrell research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1423, 1450, 1502, 1502, 1597, 1676, 1661, 1676, 1617, 1701, 1643, 1718, 1642, 1718, 1623 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Tyrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tyrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tyrell Early Notables (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...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tyrell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tyrell In Ireland


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Tyrell In Ireland



Some of the Tyrell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Tyrell surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Tyrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Tyrell, who arrived in America in 1743
  • Elizabeth Tyrell, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1759
  • John Tyrell, who arrived in Jamaica in 1770

Tyrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Tyrell, who was naturalized in Philadelphia in 1840
  • Charles Tyrell who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1840
  • James Tyrell, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1856
  • Bridget Tyrell, who arrived in New York in 1865

Tyrell Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Tyrell, aged 28, a servant, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Sally Tyrell, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Margaret Tyrell, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Hibernia" from Kinsale, Ireland

Tyrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • S. Tyrell arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tyrell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tyrell (post 1700)



  • W. C. Tyrell, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1924
  • Joseph P. Tyrell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1964
  • John J. Tyrell (1901-1986), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Plattsburgh, New York, 1946-48, 1950-66
  • Dell L. Tyrell (d. 1965), American politician, Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, 1963
  • Michael Tyrell (b. 1974), American poet, editor, actor, and writing teacher
  • David Tyrell (1913-1999), American stage and film actor

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Citations


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm

Other References

  1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
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The Tyrell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tyrell 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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