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Where did the Scottish Carley family come from? What is the Scottish Carley family crest and coat of arms? When did the Carley family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Carley family history?The story of the Carley family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Carley family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Carley has appeared Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, Carlea, Carlee, Carrlie, Carlies, Carleys, Carleas, Carlay, Carley, Carrlay, Carrley, Carrleys, Karley and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carley research. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) covering the year 1493 is included under the topic Early Carley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Carley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Carley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Carley name:
Carley Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Carley Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Carley Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Carley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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