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The Yourell surname is thought to be a habitational name, derived a place named Orell in Lancashire. The place name is thought to derive from the Old English "ora," meaning "ore," most likely iron ore, and "hyll," meaning "a hill."

Early Origins of the Yourell family


The surname Yourell was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Orrell some say at the time of the Norman Conquest of England by Duke William of Normandy in 1066 A.D.

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Early History of the Yourell family

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Early History of the Yourell family


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Yourell Spelling Variations

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Yourell Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Orrell, Orrel, Orell and others.

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Early Notables of the Yourell family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Yourell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Yourell family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Yourell family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Yourell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Yourell, who landed in New York in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yourell (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Yourell (post 1700)


  • Pamela Yourell, illustrator of children's books

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