Carel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Carel has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as Cearbhaill, which is derived from the name of Cearbhal, the Lord of Ely who helped King Brian Boru lead the Irish to victory over the Danes at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.
Early Origins of the Carel family
The surname Carel was first found in counties Tipperary, Offaly, Monaghan and Louth. Through their connection with Cearbal, they descend from King Oilioll Olum.
There were six distinct O'Carroll septs prior to the Anglo- Norman Conquest. While four disintegrated before the end of the 13th century, the two most important septs continued. These were O'Carroll of Ely O'Carroll, from the counties of Tipperary and Offaly, and O'Carroll of Oriel, from the counties of Monagan and Louth.
While the Oriel O'Carrolls disappeared as an official sept resulting from the Anglo- Norman Conquest, the members of that sept were not scattered, but remained mainly within their ancient territories. However, the O'Carrolls of Ely O'Carroll managed to maintain their independence and heritage until the end of the 16th century, and continued to play an important role in Irish history.
They formerly held large territories in the county of Tipperary, but were confined to the area around Birr in the county of Offaly by the rise of the powerful Norman Butlers.
Important Dates for the Carel family
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Carel Spelling Variations
Within archives, many different spelling variations exist for the surname Carel. Ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in the name of the single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include O'Carroll, Carroll, Carrel, Carrell, Carrill, Carrol, Carroll, Caryll, Garvil, Garvill and many more.
Early Notables of the Carel family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was John Caryll (1625-1711), 1st Baron Caryll of Durford who came of an ancient Roman Catholic family, which had been settled, from the close of the sixteenth century, at West Harting in Sussex. 
Charles Carroll (1661-1720), often called Charles Carroll the Settler, to differentiate him from his son and grandson, was a wealthy lawyer...
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Carel migration to the United States
Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Carel:
Typical Carel Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Carel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Simon Carel, aged 36, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 
- H Peter Carel, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 
- Jacob Carel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 
- Jacques, Carel Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 
- Jaques Carel, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 
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Carel migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Carel Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. John Carel, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th November 1856 
Contemporary Notables of the name Carel (post 1700)
- Ephraim Carel, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1846 
- Ernst Carel Bakker (1946-2014), Dutch politician, alderman and member of the Democrats 66 political party
- Jan Carel Fourie (1937-2007), South African jazz guitarist
- Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934-1964), Dutch nobleman and motorsport driver from the Netherlands
- Carel Godin de Beaufort (1934-1964), Dutch Porsche Formula 1 Driver (1957-1964)
- Carel Anton Fodor (1768-1846), Dutch pianist, conductor
- Carel Hendrik "Hendre" Fourie (b. 1979), South African-born, English professional rugby footballer
- Carel Donck, Writer
- Carel Fabritius (1622-1654), Dutch painter
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