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Worrell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the name Worrell date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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 Worrell family


The surname Worrell 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.

Early History of the Worrell family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Worrell research.
Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 161 and 1614 are included under the topic Early Worrell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Worrell Spelling Variations


Worrell has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Worrell have been found, including Worrall, Worral, Worrell, Worrel, Worrill, Worril and others.

Early Notables of the Worrell family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Worrell family to Ireland


Some of the Worrell 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 Worrell family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Worrells to arrive on North American shores:

Worrell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Worrell, who landed in Maryland in 1658 [3]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)
  • John Worrell, who landed in Maryland in 1659 [3]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)
  • Peter Worrell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]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)
  • Richard Worrell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682 [3]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)
  • Sarah Worrell, who settled in Barbados in 1686

Worrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Worrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1711 [3]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)

Worrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Worrell, aged 45, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1828 [3]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)

Worrell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Grooby Worrell, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1778

Worrell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Edward Worrell, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ABBERTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Abberton.htm
  • Joseph Worrell, aged 19, a carpenter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • James Worrell, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml
  • Brierley Worrell, aged 34, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Gilmore"

Worrell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Lillias Worrell, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Worrell (post 1700)


  • George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell Jr. (b. 1944), American keyboardist and composer, best known for his work with Talking Heads, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997
  • Todd Roland Worrell (b. 1959), American retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Timothy Howard "Tim" Worrell (b. 1967), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Rebecca Worrell (b. 1991), American artist
  • Mark Robert Worrell (b. 1983), American Major League Baseball player
  • Cameron Worrell (b. 1979), American NFL football safety
  • Trix Worrell (b. 1960), English writer and director
  • Peter Worrell (b. 1977), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey player who played for the Florida Panthers and the Colorado Avalanche
  • Sir Frank Mortimer Maglinne Worrell (1924-1967), West Indies cricketer and Jamaican senator
  • Eric Worrell MBE (1924-1987), Australian herpetologist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Worrell family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Fred A. Worrell, English 3rd Class passenger residing in New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Worrell


  • Ancestors & Descendants of Jonathan Worrell, 1833-1915 by Donna Kelly.

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Citations


  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.
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ABBERTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Abberton.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register 1857. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Marion 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marion1857.shtml
  6. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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