The name Waral has a long Anglo-Saxon
heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Worral, a place in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The place-name Worral is composed of the Old English elements wir,
which means "myrtle" and halh,
which means "nook or corner of land." The place-name translates as "nook of land where bog-myrtle grows."
Early Origins of the Waral family
The surname Waral was first found in Yorkshire
, at Worrall, a small rural village and parish which dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Wihale, part of the lands held by Roger de Busli. By 1218, some records show the village's name as Wirhal. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today it is within the boundaries of the City of Sheffield and has a population of about 1,306 as of 2006. At one time, Knotty-Ash House in Lancashire
was the property of the Worrall family. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Waral family
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Waral Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Waral have been found, including Worrall, Worral, Worrell, Worrel, Worrill, Worril and others.
Early Notables of the Waral family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Waral family to Ireland
Some of the Waral family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 85 words (6 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 Waral family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Waral, or a variant listed above: Peter and Mary Worral settled in Pennsylvania in 1687; Martha Worrall settled in Philadelphia in 1682; Richard Worrall settled in Pennsylvania in 1699.