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Gorrell Name Meaning

nickname from Middle English gorrell ‘fat man’ (from Old French gorel ‘pig’). from the Old English personal name Garwulf, composed of the elements gar ‘spear’ + wulf ‘wolf’. habitational name from any of various places named with Old English gor ‘dirt’, ‘mud’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, such as Gorwell in Essex and Dorset, or Gorrell in Devon.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Orrell, Barrell, Worrell, Garrell, Cornell, Tyrrell, Burrell, Corbell

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Gorrell Family Origin

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Gorrell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Farmer Son

    9%
  • Machinest

    9%
  • Mail Clerk

    9%

In 1881, the most common Gorrell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 45% of Gorrell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer Son and Machinest were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gorrell. A less common occupation for the Gorrell family was Mail Clerk.

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Gorrell Historical Records

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Gorrell Life Expectancy

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