Origin of the Name Tyrrell
The origin of the name Tyrrell
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Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Tyrrell
include Tirrell, Terrill, Turrell and Turrill. This is a baptismal name meaning 'son of Turold', a popular Norman dating to the eleventh century. This name is of Anglo-Norman descent spreading to Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts in these countries. Examples of such are a Henry Tyrel of County Devon and a Walter Tyrel of County Norfolk, who were both recorded in the 'Hundred Rolls', England, in the year 1273. A Katherine Terell was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire in the year 1379. A branch of this family migrated to Ireland not long after the Norman invasion of 1170. They held great tracts of land in the barony of Fertullagh in County Westmeath as well as the Lordship of Castleknock in County Dublin. Tyrrell's Pass in County Westmeath got its name from the victory won by Captain Richard Tyrrell in 1597.
The Tyrrell coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Tyrrell descendants.