finding your roots

Snatches of History

Bill Edmiston April 20, 2012

The family of Worrall’s or Worrell’s (for the latter is the modern spelling of the name) are believed to be the descendents of Sir Hubert de Worel (Waral) who lost three sons at the Battle of Hastings which victory gave William the Conqueror absolute possession of England.
Peter Worrall, the pioneer of the family was born in England and immigrated to America with William Penn in 1682.

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The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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