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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...

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John Tyrrell

Martin Tyrrell cheated death on Cheat Mountain in the American Civil War in 1861, spoiling Lee’s first battle. He was disabled and could not March to Shiloh. Tyrrell’s always could hold a fortification. He came with his father, James Tyrrell from the Kings county near 1850. His Great Grandson William served as a Naval officer for the United States in WWII.


Thomas Tyrrell, Arklow, Wicklow. Died in the Battle of Darwin, Darwin, Australia 19 February 1942.


Capt Richard Tyrrell, defeated Mountjoys English troops at battle of Tyrrell’s pass 16 century


I am looking for the parents of joseph Tyrrell ' He was born 1832-36 possibly westmeath then immigrated to pennsylvania usa around 1865? died in San Francisco 1880. Wife is Anne born 1836 Ireland. Dont know Annes maiden name. Does anyone know how I can find them? Im thinking he was born in 1832 because his WWII draft paper has that date. Can anyone help me find his parents?

Kim Mirabella

I am looking for any information about the Tyrrell family who may have settled in Staten Island New York in the 1700s.


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