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The Urell surname is thought to be a habitational name, derived a place named Orell in Lancashire. The place name is thought to derive from the Old English "ora," meaning "ore," most likely iron ore, and "hyll," meaning "a hill."

Urell Early Origins



The surname Urell was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Orrell some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Urell Spelling Variations


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Urell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Orrell, Orrel, Orell and others.

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Urell Early History


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Urell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Urell research. Another 322 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1480 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Urell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Urell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Urell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Orrell who settled in Barbados in 1669; Alex Orrell landed in America in 1705; William Orrell settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Urell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Urell (post 1700)



  • Tom Moore Urell, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956

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Urell Family Crest Products


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Urell Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Urell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Urell 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 February 2016 at 11:22.

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