1) Reddish-brown or chestnut coloured, used particularly of horses, sometimes as a name.
1257 j pullum sorellum, Harpham
1406 et equum meum vocatum sorell, York
1515 iij horses viz Gryme, Brun and Sorell Gosell, North Frodingham
1541 my sorolde gelding, Aughton
1620 one graye mare, one sorrel mare and one sorrel fillie, South Cave
1637 one graye meare & her fole & one sorrill coulte, Brayton
1697 to Francis Thinkell of Gateforth my sorrell’d gelding. Occasionally used of a cow: 1551 a cowe called Sourell, Great Ouseburn.