Verrell is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Verrell family lived in Norfolk
. Their name, however, is a reference to Verly, Normandy
, the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Verrell family
The surname Verrell was first found in Norfolk
where they were descended from Hugh and Roger De Verleio, two knights of St. Martin De Aubigny in Manche in the arrondisement of Coutances in Normandy
. R. de Verli was granted lands in 1066 in Norfolk
and was recorded in the Domesday Book
Early History of the Verrell family
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Verrell Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Varley, Verley and others.
Early Notables of the Verrell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Verrell family to Ireland
Some of the Verrell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 178 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Verrell family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Verrell name or one of its variants:
Verrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Verrell, who landed in Virginia in 1716 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Verrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charley Verrell, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Anglia" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANGLIA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/anglia1852.shtml
Contemporary Notables of the name Verrell (post 1700)
- Cec Verrell, American television actress
- Ronald "Ronnie" Thomas Verrell (1926-2002), English jazz drummer, probably best remembered for provided the drumming for The Muppet Show's Animal
The Verrell Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Magna est Veritas
Motto Translation: Great is truth.