Katherine Thorel

Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France

The Life of Katherine

When Katherine Thorel was christened in September 1553, in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Upper Normandy, France, her father, Piere Thorel, was 25 and her mother, Mrs. Thorel, was 21. She had at least 1 son with Robert Thorel.

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Robert Thorel
Katherine Thorel
Augustin Thorel

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World Events (3)

1598 · Edict of Nantes 

Under the rule of Henry IV of France the Edict of Nantes was issued giving the people some religious liberty. The edict brought an end to the religious wars that were going on at the time. 

Reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV. Royal power at its peak. France dominates Europe, French culture spreads. Start of large-scale sea trade.
1618 · 30 Years War

Ferdinand II was trying to force the people to follow Catholicism. The 30 years war was a battle of religion with the Protestants and Catholics, in the Holy Roman Empire.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: compound name from the personal name Thor + the common surname ending -ell, which is from the Latin adjectival ending -elius.2 French (Huguenot): variant spelling of French Thorel, a pet form of Thore 3.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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