Early Origins of the Wirrall family
The surname Wirrall was first found in Cheshire
at Wirral, a peninsula bounded by the River Dee, the River Mersey and to the north the Irish Sea. Historically part of Cheshire
, its boundaries were set in the Domesday Book
as "Two arrow falls from Chester City Walls." Actually, the place name dates back further to at least the 10th century where it was listed as Wirhealum and Wirheale. The name literally means "place at the nook(s) where bog-myrtle grows." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Another reference gives a different meaning of the Wirheal as "myrtle-corner", from the Old English wir, a myrtle tree, and heal, an angle, corner or slope. Bog myrtle or myrica gale is a species of a deciduous shrub and flowering plant that is also named sweet gale. The Hundred
of Wirral is the ancient administrative area for the Wirral Peninsula.
Early History of the Wirrall family
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Wirrall Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Wirral, Wirrall, Wirall, Wyrrall, Wyrall, Wyrell, Wyrrel, Wyrell, Wirriall, Wirrial and many more.
Early Notables of the Wirrall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Wirrall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Wirrall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edward Wirrall, who arrived in Virginia in 1654 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)