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The name Worral belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having 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."

Worral Early Origins



The surname Worral 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. [1]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. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Worral Spelling Variations


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Worral Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Worral include Worrall, Worral, Worrell, Worrel, Worrill, Worril and others.

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Worral Early History


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Worral Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worral research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Worral History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Worral Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worral Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Worral In Ireland


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Worral In Ireland



Some of the Worral family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Worral were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Worral Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Martha Worral, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Peter Worral, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1687
  • Peter and Mary Worral settled in Pennsylvania in 1687

Worral Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Worral, who arrived in America in 1765

Worral Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Worral arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • Thomas Worral arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849

Worral Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred Worral, aged 18, a pearl worker, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1873
  • William Worral, aged 61, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Mary A. Worral, aged 60, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Jesse Worral, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Selina Worral, aged 19, a housemaid, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

The Worral Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Worral 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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