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only partial and for further information the DICTIONNARE GENALOGIQUE should be
consulted. A great deal of thanks goes to Jack Arrell and George and Richard Christian
for their major contributions. Jack Arrell's interest and efforts in regard to his heritage
were initiated following the contact by myself to him for information regarding his
family.

My effort is an attempt to identify names, related dates, and accomplishments of each
individual Arrol, Arroll, and Arrell and to relate the history, heritage, and culture of those
with those names. It is hoped that no one has been left out. However, with such a broad
charter, that unfortunately may have occurred. For those whose name has been omitted,
my deep apologies.

This work owes a great deal to the following libraries and their staffs: The Newberry
Research Library, Chicago, Illinois, the main San Francisco Library; the Sutro
Genealogical Library, San Francisco; the Genealogical Library, Church of Latter Day
Saints, Oakland, California; the main Branch of the Chicago Library; the main Public
Library of Detroit, Michigan; the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia;
the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia; the Linen Hall Library in Belfast,
Northern Ireland; the London Society of Genealogists in London, England; the Library
of the British Museum in London, England; the Central Public Library of Edinburgh,
Scotland; and the main New York City Public Library in Manhattan, New York City.
A special thanks to Sheelagh Mackenzie, the Librarian at the General Register Office for
Scotland, for her kindness to me and for her extra efforts to assist me during my extended
stays at the library.

I owe a major debt to Arrell, Arrol, Arroll, and Errol hospitality. This hospitality has
been overwhelming and wonderful. I have been greeted graciously and warmly and I
have been housed and dined by many, many families in Australia, Canada, England, New
Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and the United States.



Several professional researchers have become my personal friends after years of working
together on researchmg the Arrol, Arroll and Arrells. These include Joan Phillipson of
Historical Research Associates, Belfast, Northern Ireland. She did years of research on
the Arrells of Northern Ireland and she and her husband, John, also hosted me for several
days durmg my visit in November 1990 to Belfast. Danielle Shippley of Edinburgh, who
worked for a number of years researching the records at Register House in Edinburgh and
Anthony W.J. Penman of Oxford, England, did the research of the Arrols, Arrolls, Enrols
and Arrells in England. Jan Worthington of Worthington Clark Pty Ltd. in Sydney,
Australia assisted in the research in Australia and New Zealand. Jan was referred to me
by Joan Phillipson of Historical Research Associates in Belfast. Debrett Ancestory
Service of England also performed several research studies early in the study.

Thanks to Lynee and Martin Arrol of Blanefield, Scotland for the tip that lead eventually
to the finding that there actually is a registered Arrol Tartan. And thanks to Donald Arrol
of Pontesbury, Shropshire, England, who provided the critical information that allowed
the family to be traced back to the early 1600's. Our family has been overnight guests
of Donald and Marjory Arrol in 1977 on Hadrian's Wall near Carlisle, England and I
again visited the family in 1987 in Pontesbury, Shropshire, England. I have also been
the overnight guests of Bill and Billie Arrol of Knovvle, Solihull, West Midlands,
England; Anthony and Zena Arrol of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland, Bruce Arroll of
Auckland, New Zealand who has visited in California on two different occasions; Colin
and Stella Arroll of Auckland whom we have visited in their home in Auckland and who
have visited us in California; George and Renee Arroll, and their daughter Yvonne Arroll
Taylor, of Burnley, Lancashire, England. George and Renee have also visited our family
in California; Eraser Arroll in Forfar and who was a house guest of ours in California;
Lt. Colonel Lawrence and Jacqueline Arrol in Dumfries, Virginia and their visits to our
home in California; our family has visited Jack, Hilda and Vickie Arrol in their home in
Naniamo, Vancouver Island and they have visited us in our home in California; James
and Margaret Arrol in Alameda, California with whom we have been visiting back and
forth over the past ten years; Shawna Mane Arrol in Vancouver, British Columbia who
has been our house guest in California; Stan and Isabella Stobo Arrol Batey of
Edgecumbe New Zealand who were our house guests in California; Lennie and Catherine
Arrol Hughes in Fairlie, Scotland and in our home in California; Jack and Cheryl Arrol
Ladick in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Cheryl who was a house guest of ours in
California; Sonia Ray of Victoria, Australia who was our house guest in California; and
David and Duncan Scotland of Carnoustie, Scotland who visited us in California.

Personal interviews have been held with Alexander Arrol of Paisley in Langbank,
Renfrewshire, Scotland; April Arrol in Coventry, England; Brian and Barbara Arrol in
Langley, British Columbia, Canada; David Arrol in Paisley, Renfrewshire; David and
Thelma Arrol in Bootle, Merseyside, England; Denis and Rose Arrol of Marsden,
Queensland, Australia; Dons Mary Philips Arrol in Edinburgh, Scotland; Douglas Arrol
in Greenwich, Connecticut; Edward and Mary Arrol of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Ellen
Arrol in Cumbernauld, Scotland; Ena, Marge and Annette Arrol in Glasgow; Mary Arrol
in Edinburgh and Paisley; Geoffrey and Linda Arrol in North Warford, Hertfordshire,



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England; Gordon and Murielle Arrol in Boynton Beach, Florida; Guy Michael Arrol II
and Lorin Arrol in Gainsville, Florida; Ian Arrol in Carmington, Ontario and Victoria,
Vancouver Island; James and Jenny Arrol of Helensburgh and their son John Scott Arrol
and daughters Nancy and Janet; John Arrol of Bishopbriggs, Glasgow in Falkirk,
Scotland; James and Mary Arroll in Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, James and
Rita Arrol in Streatham, London, England; Jean Hamilton Arroll in Helensburgh,
Dumbartonshire, Scotland; John Joseph and Margaret Arrol in Paisley, Renfrewshire,
Scotland; John and Alexandra Arrol of Singapore and Auckland in Auckland, New
Zealand; John Stobo and Andre Arrol in Auckland, New Zealand; Karen Arrol in
Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Martine Arrol Ferguson of Lusaka, Zambia, Central Africa in
Edinburgh, Scotland; Mark Gordon Arrol in Union Lake, Michigan; Martin Arrol of
Blanefield, Glasgow in Paisley; Patricia Arrol of Canton, Michigan in Union Lake,
Michigan; Robert Norman and Bett)' Jo Arrol in Areola, Illinois; Phyliss Arrol in
Bradford, England; Robert and Francis Arrol in Union Lake, Michigan; Robert and
Katherine Arrol in Union Lake, Michigan; Robert and Mary Arroll in Forfor, Angus,
Tayside and Edinburgh, Scotland; Robert and Priscilla Arrol in Areola, Illinois; Stanley
Arrol in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Gordon and Sandy Arrol in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada;
Stuart Arrol in Paisley, Scotland; Walter and Peggy Arrol in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada;
Ian Frazer and Suzanne Arrol in Ottawa, Canada; Walter Cameron Arrol in Ottawa,
Canada; Walter and Peggy Arrol in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; William and Heather Arrol
in Hampton, Middlesex, England; Robert and Gwen Arrol in Gloucester, England; Walter
Arrol in Gloucester, England; William and Agnes Arrol in Paisley, Renfrewshire;
Alexander and Isabell Arroll of Forfar, Angus, Tayside; Michael and Patricia Arroll
Gradone in Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts; William and Sheila Arrol Conn of Biggar,
Lanarkshire, Scotland; John Arthur Arrol and Rosemar}' Hunter of Dr\men, Stirlingshire
in Killeam, Stirlingshire, Scotland; Richard Ferguson Arrol and Christine Hunter in
Killeran, Stirlingshire, Scotland; Nigel Arrol and Maggie McLardie in Ratho, Midlothian,
Scotland; Betty Arrol McClure in Knightwood, Glasgow; James "Budge" and Barbara
Arrol Medway in Cumbernauld, Scotland; Gale and Elsie Arrol Moore in Cannington,
Ontario, Canada; Harry and Jessie Arrol Myles in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland;
Jannette Arroll Niven in Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland; Tony and Ruth Arrol
Peleshok, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; Grace Peloshok, Bowmanville, Ontario; Lois Savage
of Bowmanville, Ontario; Gordon and Helen Arrol Beach in Calgary, Alberta, Canada;
James and Lorraine Arrol Bowers in Livonia, Michigan; Paul and Isabella Arroll Crichton
in Forfar, Scotland and Danville, California: Christine Ann Arrol Cronan in Bailey,
Colorado; Margaret Errol Spender in Edgeware, England; William Ventors in
Cumbernauld, Scotland, Arroll L. and Peggy Lamson in West Simsbury, Connecticut;
Betty Arrell of Jordanstown, County Antrim in Glengormley, County Antrim; Alexander
and Elsie Arrell of Knockloughrim, County Londonderry; Donna Arrell of Callinamallard,
County Fermanagh and Millie Arrell Sampson and Isobel Arrell of Castledawson, County
Londonderry at the Belfast International Airport; Herbert "Bluey" and Beryl Arrell in
Sheldon, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia; Harry Arrell in Randalstown, County Antrim;
Irwin and Heather Arrell in Glengormley, County Antrim; Isabella Arrell in
Castledawson, Northern Ireland; John Alexander and Robin Arrell in Auckland, New
Zealand; John Arrell in Bellaghy, County Londonderry; Karen Arrell in Belfast; Kenneth



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Russell Arrell in Oregon; Keith and Daphne Arrell in Brisbane, Australia; Margaret Arrell
Campbell in Vancouver, British Columbia; Matthew Arrell, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania;
Robert and Edna Arrell in Randalstown, County Antrim; and Thomas and Ann Arrell in
Belfast, Northern Ireland and Virgil Harris Arrell in Oregon.

Invaluable information has been received by correspondence and/or telephone
conversations with the following: Catherine Arroll of Whakatane, New Zealand; Christina
Forrest Watson Arroll of Currimundi, Queensland, Australia; Craig Arrol, Ottawa,
Ontario, Canada; David Arrol of Adelaide, Australia; Emma M. Arrol of Hamilton,
Ontario, Canada; Graham Arrol formerly of Tucson, Arizona, now residing in England;
Constance Arroll of Glasgow, Scotland; Jill Arrol of Shipley, Bradford, West Yorkshire,
England; John Richard Arrol of Idle, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England; John and Sarah
Arrol of Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland; June Arrol of Coventry, Warwickshire,
England; Lynn Allison Arrol Birt, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Nova Arrol of Taneatua, Bay
of Plenty, New Zealand; Richard and Rita Arrol of Bombay, India; Mark E. Arroll of
Queens, New York City; Trevor and Carol Arrol of Macclesfield Forest, England; Alex
Arrol Atkins of Acomb Wood, York, England; Ida Bradshaw of Barre, Vermont; Isobel
Brown of Carnoustie, Scotland; Dorothy Arrol Critchley of Port Albemi, Vancouver
Island, British Columbia, Canada; Amy Arroll Heron of Isle of Arran, Scotland; Mary
Arrol Hilliard of Kew, Victoria, Australia; Gordon McClure of Glasgow, Scotland; Jane
Eileen Arroll Macaskill of Dalbeattie, Kircudbrightshire, Scotland; Gloria Jean Arrol
McLean of Caster, Alberta, Canada; Judy Nathanielz of East Doncaster, Australia; Bill
and Margaret Arrol Storrer of Optiki, New Zealand; Rosemary Warlick, Ormond Beach,
Florida; Edena Winn, Marsfield, New South Wales, Australia; Elizabeth Arrell and Em
St. John of Sydney, Australia; Pauline Middleton of Colac, Victoria, Australia; Bruce E.
Arrell of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Allen and Gwen Arrell of Hastings, New Zealand;
Joyce Arrell of Earls Colne, Essex, England; Kathryn and Kenner Arrell of Montreal,
Quebec, Canada; Sister M. Luciene Arrell of St. Paul, Minnesota; Robert Arrell of
Middletown, Ohio; William Arrell of Aldan, Pennsylvania; Allen and Rebecca Arrell of
Belfast, Northern Ireland and Arrell Morgan Gibson of Norman, Oklahoma. To the many
others who have contributed to make this a complete picture of the Arrols, Arrolls and
Arrells, my sincere appreciation.

I offer my thanks to my secretary, Joyce Jones, who offered invaluable secretarial services
in doing everything she could to assist in seeing that the publication of this work would
be possible. Others in assisted in the technical phases of the project were Bobbie Davis,
who early in the preparation of the document performed editing services and Terry Fujii,
another of my dedicated secretaries, who even following her retirement' continued to
return to lend a helping hand. Brad Bennett contributed his knowledge in computers to
give technical assistance in the final phases of the project.

And finally a word of sympathy for my dear wife, Jane, who suffered silently and with
patience for all the years that I have been consumed with working on this major project.

John Arrol
Danville, California



XXI



PART I



THE



/■ r^ AND



FAMILIES



CHAPTER I
ARROL AND ARROLL - GENERAL PROFILE



Throughout history approximately 2,000 individuals have borne the Arrol or Arroll name
during their lifetime. A search of the records of the major countries of the world located
approximately 1,536 recorded births in which the surname Arrol or Arroll was given.
Included in the 1,536 births are approximately 375 Arrols and Arrolls whose record of
birth was not found, however their marriage or death records was located. There are
approximately 883 marriages recorded, of which 491 of the Arrols and Arrolls were
males. This accounts for the approximate additional 491 female spouses who were given
the Arrol or Arroll name through marriage. In 1992 there were approximately 331
individuals living in the entire world with the surname Arrol or Arroll. The Arrol and
Arroll surname is extremely rare.

Given Names

Prior to the 20th century it was the custom in Scotland to name the first son after the
father's father. This resulted in the same name within the family repeating itself over and
over again throughout generations.

Since 1560, during which there are written records of male births in Scotland, only 12
given names accounted for 81% of those names given to male infants in Scotland during
these four centuries. Only four given names accounted for 57% of the names given to
male infants during this same period. The most popular name for males was John
(19.2%), followed in order by James, William, Robert, Walter, and George. These six
names accounted for almost 66% of the given names for males during the period since
1560.

There is a much greater variety to the given names of females bom in Scotland.
Although the number of given names used for male infants between 1560 and 1991 totals
about 53 different names, there have been approximately 102 different given names for
female infants during the same 400 year period Whereas 10 different given names
account for about 80% of the males bom in Scotland during this period, 10 different
given names account for only 59% of the females bom during this period. Only four
male given names account for 57% of the names used for males. The four most utilized
female given names, Mary, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Janet, account for approximately
34% of the names used for females. During the past twenty-five years there has been a
far greater diversity of both female and male names used in Scotland and in other
countries where Arrols and Arrolls are located. Prior to the 20th century, the first
daughter was named after the mother's mother and the second daughter was named after
the father's mother.



GIVEN NAMES OF ARROL AND ARROLL MALES BORN IN SCOTLAND





1560


1855


1900


1945


Total






to


to


to


to


1 560 to






1854


1899


1944


1987


1987


Percent


John


71


24


16


6


117


19.2


James


32


29


15


7


83


13.7


William


44


19


14


1


78


12.9


Robert


37


21


9


1


68


11.1


Walter


13


13


4


1


31


5.1


George


4


11


6


3


24


3.9


Thomas


12


6


-


2


20


3.3


Alexander


7


5


4


4


20


3.3


Charles


16


3


-


1


20


3.3


Archibald


4


7


1


1


12


2.0


Duncan


11


1


-


-


12


2.0


Peter


6


2


-


-


8


1.3


All Others


41


27


19


27


115


18.9


Totals


298


168


88


54


608


100.0


Arrol and Arroll Births













The number of Arrol and Arroll births in Scotland has shown a significant decline since
the start of the 20th Century. This is a reflection of the emigration from Scotland and
the tendency toward much smaller families than was the case in the 17th and 18th
centuries. This decline in birth rate has not been made up by the Arrol and Arroll
families who have emigrated to countries outside of Scotland.

Approximately 74% of all of the Arrol and Arroll births that have been recorded and
located have occurred in Scotland. The country with the second highest number of Arrol
and Arroll births is England with approximately 14%. Most all of the Arrol and Arroll
births in England in the 20th century are in families where a descendent has relocated to
England from Scotland.



GIVEN NAMES OF ARROL AND ARROLL FEMALES BORN IN SCOTLAND





1560


1855


1900


1945


Total






to


to


to


to


1560 to






1854


1899


1944


1991


1991


Percent


Margaret


25


15


8


1


49


9.2


Elizabeth


23


11


9


4


47


8.9


Mary


23


12


7


-


42


7.9


Janet


29


8


2




42


7.9


Jane


11


14


4




30


5.7


Isabella


17


4


4




26


4.9


Agnes


5


12


3




21


4.0


Annie


2


8


10




21


4.0


Jean


18


-


1


-


19


3.6


Catherine


6


6


1


1


14


2.6


All Others


42


83


49


45


219


41.3




201


m


98


m


530


100.0



NUMBER OF ARROL AND ARROLL BIRTHS IN SCOTLAND





1560


1855


1900


1945


Total






to


to


to


to


1560 to






1854


1899


1944


1991


1991


Percent


Males


298


168


88


54


608


53.4


Females


201


173


98


58


530


46.6


Total


499


2M


1M>


112


1.13?


100.0



NUMBER OF ARROL AND ARROLL BIRTHS BY COUNTRY





FEMALE


MALE


TOTAL




Number


Percent


Number


Percent


Number


Percent


Australia


13


59.1


9


40.9


22


1.4


Canada


29


46.5


23


53.5


43


2.8


England


99


47.6


109


52.4


208


13.5


India


-


-


3


100.0


3


.2


Ireland


1


100.0


-


-


1


.1


New Zealand


19


44.2


24


55.8


43


2.8


Northern Ireland


10


71.4


4


28.6


14


.9


Scotland


530


46.6


608


53.4


1,138


74.1


South Africa


1


50.0


1


50.0


2


.1


United States


25


40.3


37


59.7


62


4.1


Total


71?


4^.7


?1§


533


1,536


IQQ.O


Arrol and Arroll Marriages













A total of 883 records of Arrol and Arroll marriages have been located. Approximately
69% of these marriages were recorded in Scotland. An additional 16% of the Arrol and
Arroll marriages have taken place in England. Some descendents of the early Arrolls in
Australia, particularly descendents of the John and Jane Howat Arroll family that
emigrated to Australia from South Africa in 1884, still reside in that country.



NUMBER OF ARROL AND ARROLL MARRIAGES BY COUNTRY





FEMALE


MALE


TOTAL




Number


Percent


Number


Percent


Number


Percent


Australia


4


44.4


5


55.6


9


1.0


Canada


15


45.5


18


54.5


33


3.8


England


57


41.3


81


58.7


138


15.6


India


-


-


2


100.0


2


.2


Ireland


3


75.0


1


25.0


4


.5


New Zealand


10


32.3


21


67.7


31


3.5


Northern Ireland


282


46.2


328


53.8


610


69.1


Scotland


-


-


2


100.0


2


.2


South Africa


-


-


1


100.0


1


.1


United States


21


39.6


32


60.4


53


6.0


Total


392


55.6


491


44.4


883


100.0



A total of 491 females have acquired the surname Arrol or Arroll through marriage.



Similar Names

While the surnames Arrol and Arroll are uncommon, there are many similar surnames.
Included in this volume is a genealogy of those who have borne the name Errol and
which name came from the name Arrol. Part II and Part III of this study reviews the
name Arrell of Ulster and of England. Part IV reviews the name Arrell of Quebec that
comes from the name Hero!, of French heritage, and is only one derivative of the
spelling. Other derivative spellings are Arel, Arelle, Arrelle, and Arrel. There are also
"the sons of the Arrolls and Arrells with such names as McArel, McArrol, Mc Arroll,
McArrell, McArrel, McDowell, McGarrol and McGingall. There are also the names
Carol and Corral. (1)

Arrol and Arroll Companies

There are a number of enterprises named for their Arrol proprietors. Some of these
include the Sir William Arrol Engineering Company, Glasgow, Scotland; The
Arroll-Johnston Motor Car Company, Dalmamock, Glasgow; Archibald Arrol & Sons
Ltd., Brewers, Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland; Arrol-Johnston Ltd., Heathhall, Dumfries
(1913-1927); Arrol-Johnston & Aster Eng. Co., Ltd., Heathhall, Dumfries (1927-1931);
The New Arrol-Johnston Car Co., Ltd., Paisley (1906-1913); Tower & Arrol, Merchants,
Glasgow; William Arrol & Co., Engineers & Boiler Makers, Glasgow; Archibald Arrol
& Sons, Ltd, Export Bottling Vaults, Glasgow; B. and M. Arrol, Fancy Goods, 15-16
Argyle Arcade, Glasgow (191 1); Arrol and MacGillivray, Pollokshields, Glasgow (191 1);
John Arrol, Electro-Plater, Langside (1911); Richard H. Arroll and Sons, House
Decorators, 214 Great Western Road, Glasgow (191 1); Arrol Enterprises, Inc., dba (doing
business as) Trumans Auto Supply, Wichita Falls, Texas (1979-1987); Arrol Investments,
Inc., dba (doing business as) Devoes Auto Supply, Everman, Texas (1980-1984); Arrol
Auto Supply Co., Los Angeles, California; Arrol Securities Inc, Stamford, Connecticut;
Arroll Florists and Fruiterers, Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire, Scotland; Arrol and Snell,
Architects, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; Arrol Drug Store, Areola, Illinois
(1948-1984); and the McKerrow & Arroll, Partnership, Sanitary Plumbers and Hot Water
Engineers, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Arrol and Arroll Place Names

The family name Arrol and Arroll comes from the place name Errol. Errol is a village
located on Tayside between Perth and Dundee, Scotland. Place names that were derived
from the family name Arrol include Arrol Drive, in Seafield, Ayr, Scotland; Arrol Street
in the Hillington Industrial Estate between Govan, Glasgow and Renfrew; and Arrol Place
in Dalmamock, Glasgow, adjacent to the site of the Sir William Arrol works. The
husband of Jane Howat Arroll of Melbourne, Australia was Percy Wheeler. He was bom
on Errol Street in Hotham, Victoria, Australia. (2) There is a town named Errol in Coos
County in the State of New Hampshire in the United States. This town was named in
honor of James Hay of Scotland, fifteenth Earl of Errol. There is a street named Arrol
in the Gourdie Industrial Park in Dundee, Scotland. All of the streets in the Park are



named after Scottish Engineers. The street sign has the spelhng Arrol on one end of the
short street and the spelling Arroll on the sign at the other end of the street. There is a
small crossroads in Texas County, Missouri named Arroll. However this village' did not
come from the family name Arroll but rather obtained its name when the town was
originally named Carroll. The name was changed to Arroll when the post office found
that there was another town in Missouri named Carroll. The town name Arroll in
Missouri is pronounced R-RoU. There is an Errol Estates, an Errol Country Club, a Lady
Errol Real Estate Broker and an Errol shopping center located in Apopoka, Florida. This
land development was named for the town of Errol in Scotland.

AttoIs and Arrolls who are not of Scottish Descent

The name Arrol was used as a pseudonym by an entertainer in Great Britain in the 1950's
and 1960's. Don Arrol' was a singer and performer in the vaudeville theatres and
entertainment piers of that era in England and Scotland. The name Anthony M. Arrol
was used as a pseudonym by an author of essays during the period October 1939 to
February 1947. This individual wrote 26 short essays which were published in a book
entitled, "The Best of It." These essays were an account of certain events in Guernsey
Island in the English Channel during World War II. The essays described events,
experiences, and human interest stories during this period. The German Army occupied



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