Last name: Tyrrell

Recorded in the spellings of Turle, Turrill, Terrell, Tyrrell, Tirrell, Terrell, and possibly others, this is an English surname. It is however of either pre 8th century Danish-Viking or Old French origins. It is believed to derive from the Old Danish female personal name "Thorold", which was very popular in 11th Century England. The personal name was recorded in the Domesday Book for the county of Suffolk in 1086. It is possible that for some nameholders the derivation may be from the Old French "Tirel", thought to be a Norman nickname for a stubborn person! Tirel was a word used to describe an animal which pulled at the reins. A sizeable group of early European surnames were gradually created from the habitual use of nicknames. The nicknames were given in reference to occupation, or to a variety of characteristics or physical attributes. Early examples of the surname recordings include Claricia Thourild and Walter Thurild in the Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire in 1279, while the Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield mention John Torild in 1308. Recordings from London Church Registers include: the christening of Anne Turrell on December 28th 1554, at St. Martin Ludgate; the marriage of Avice Turall and John Daniell at St. Olave's, Hart Street; and the marriage of Agnes Tyrrl and Robert Davis on July 1st 1599, at St. Katherine by the Tower. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph Turold, which was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls of Suffolk", during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, 1272 - 1307. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Tyrrell brown

My name is Tyrrell Brown. It is fascinating to find my name is a surname

Tyrrell brown

My name is Tyrrell Brown. It is fascinating to find out it is a surname.

Tracy tyrrell
Hi to all Tyrrell's
My lineage come from london uk, cant trace to far back. Have been told all of us are related and date back to a Tyrrell who supposedly killed the twin princes in the white tower in the tower of london. Has anyone else heard this story?
I pronounce it like squirrell by the way
Tracy tyrrell

Douglas Terrill

I have heard that . That we also "accidentally" shot king William Rufus also . Everything ive studied show out family good back to normandy france. How we got there I am still studing. Either the franks or more likely in my opinion from the vikings that Normandy was given to. I think the latter due to the high offices the family held after the conquest of England and then Ireland .

Kerron Tyrrell
Would love to trace my family tree, I am a Jamaican didn't know where the name originated from. Good to know.

Leonard Tyrrell
My name is Leonard S. Tyrrell

My Father’s name was Leonard Harding Tyrrell

Son of John R. Tyrrell and May (Mamie) Harding Tyrrell

My father was born in Grass Valley CA. in 1901.

He was the youngest of 9 children.

If this information sounds familiar to you, contact me at:
Leonardtyrrell@yahoo.com

Lisa Tyrrell
Hey T's

Rachel Tyrrell
I always wondered how other Tyrrell's pronounce the name...I have given up trying to correct people when they say it. Rhyme it with "Carol"...like Carol of the Bells...but with a "T" and that's how I pronounce it. Anybody else like that?

Frances Tyrrell

"Tyrrell, rhymes with squirrel"

Tracy Tyrrell
Hey there are a lot of us about you are not alone

Patrick tyrrell
I'm going to start tracing back my family tree... 1900s based in Roscommon Ireland and see if I can go further back

Martin Page
The name Tyrrell dates back to the Bayeaux tapestry where Turold is mentioned.In the US it is Tirrell. My great grandmothers family was french and their name was Tourell with quite a few different spellings going back through the family tree. A tourell in France means "Siege Tower". The older version of this french name was also Turold.Walter Tirel was related also to Turold and it was Walter who accidently killed William Rufus whilst hunting in the new forest .It is fair to say that all the versions have their roots from Norman France and earlier to the area of land of the northmen (Norse) between Norway and Sweden called Varmland.

Matthew Tyrrell
My family traces back to scotish clearings and australia (surname of my father is Rutherford) though I actually get my surname from my mother's side. No idea what my origins are there...

patrick tyrrell
yea tyrrell not tyrell lol.... where are yous from

Joe
Hey Hey There are alot of us TYRRELL's about Joseph Carey Tyrrell

Jack
Wow, there's quite a lot of Tyrrell's afterall! I thought I was all alone :D

Kirsty
not so lonely afterall! :)

The-Lone-Tyrrell
Being a Tyrrell is a lonely business. :(

Tyrrell Mead

My first name is Tyrrell, so was my father's and grandfather's can't work that one out.