The Terrill Surname

Roger1’s surname was spelled “Terrill” and “Terill” in Milford records, but that does not mean that it was spelled that way in England, and it is certainly not spelled that way for a large number (perhaps the majority) of his descendants. As Nancy Tyrrel Theodore has written (see Roger1 Terrill of Milford), “. . . spelling was a haphazard business [back then], usually left to the whim of the recorder of a record.” The following are some of the many spellings of this same surname:

Tirold-Tirell-Tirel-Terroll-Terrol-Terrill-Terril-Terrell-Terrel-Terrall-Terrald-Terral-Terill-Teril-Terell-Terel-Terall-Teral-Tearle-Tyrrill-Tyrril-Tyrrell-Tyrrel-Tyrrall-Tyrrald-Tyrral-Tyroll-Tyrol-Tyril-Tyrell-Tyrel-Tyrall-Turroll-Turrol-Turrol-Turril-Turrell-Turrel-Turrall-Turral-Turold-Turlle-Turll-Turle-Turl-Turill-Turell-Turell-Turel-Turall-Tourle-Tirral-Tirrall-Tirrel-Tirrell-Tirril-Tirrill-Tirrold-Tirroll-Torrell-Torrill-Tourell.

These spellings are from the cover of the Spring 2009 issue of the Tyrrell Family History Society (England) Newsletter. Could there be other spellings? Of course!