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Orrell Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from either of two minor places in Lancashire called Orell, from Old English ora ‘ore’ + hyll ‘hill’, probably denoting a hill with deposits of iron ore. Reaney and Wilson also mention a medieval female personal name, Orella, but there is no evidence of a link with the surname. Swedish: unexplained.

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


Similar surnames: Gorrell, Worrell, Cornell, Correll, Morrell, Orell, Oswell, Borrello

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Orrell Family Origin

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Orrell Family Occupations

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  • Merchant

    100%

In 1881, the most common Orrell occupation in Canada was Merchant. 100% of Orrell's were Merchants.

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