Gorrell Family History
Gorrell Name Meaning
English (Devon):: nickname from Middle English gorrell ‘fat man’ (Old French gorel ‘pig’). from the Old English personal name Gārwulf composed of the elements gār ‘spear’ + wulf ‘wolf’. habitational name from Gorrel (Devon) Gorwell (Essex) or Gorrel Farm (Buckinghamshire) or a topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) muddy spring (by the) muddy hill’ or ‘(at the) muddy nook’ from Middle English gire gure (Old English gyr(e) ‘mud filth’) + Middle English wel(le) ‘spring fount’ (Old English well wyll); Middle English hil(le) ‘hill’ (Old English hyl); or Middle English halgh ‘nook’ (Old English halh) respectively.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022