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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."

Worrell Early Origins



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.

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Worrell Spelling Variations


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Worrell Spelling Variations



Worrell has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Worrall, Worral, Worrell, Worrel, Worrill, Worril and others.

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Worrell Early History


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Worrell Early History



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

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Worrell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Worrell Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Worrell In Ireland


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Worrell In Ireland



Some of the Worrell 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



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
  • John Worrell, who landed in Maryland in 1659
  • Peter Worrell, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Richard Worrell, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Sarah Worrell settled in Barbados in 1686

Worrell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Worrell, who arrived in Virginia in 1711

Worrell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Worrell, aged 45, arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1828

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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1849
  • Joseph Worrell, aged 19, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"
  • James Worrell, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Brierley Worrell, aged 34, a gardener, 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, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Worrell (post 1700)


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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.)

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Worrell Historic Events


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Worrell Historic Events




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

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Suggested Readings for the name Worrell


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Suggested Readings for the name Worrell



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

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Worrell Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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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.

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  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  11. ...

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