Origins Available: Italian
Carla is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts
, a tribe in ancient Scotland
. The Carla family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Carla family
The surname Carla was first found in Aberdeenshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Carla family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carla research.Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1493 is included under the topic Early Carla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carla Spelling Variations
The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations
. Carla has been spelled Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, Carlea, Carlee, Carrlie, Carlies, Carleys, Carleas, Carlay, Carley, Carrlay, Carrley, Carrleys, Karley and many more.
Early Notables of the Carla family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carla family to Ireland
Some of the Carla 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 and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carla family to the New World and Oceana
The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland
. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England
and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence
. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan
societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Carla: Elizabeth Carle who settled in Barbados in 1669; George Carle settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751; Michael Carle settled in 1736 in Philadelphia.
Contemporary Notables of the name Carla (post 1700)
- Carla Foderingham, former television news presenter in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
- Carla Morgan, American politician, Independent Candidate for Mayor of East Chicago, Indiana, 2007 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Carla Marangoni (1915-2018), Italian silver medalist gymnast at the 1928 Summer Olympics; she was 102 years and 66 days when she died
- Carla Makhlouf Obermeyer, American medical anthropologist and epidemiologist
- Carla M. Hoag, American politician, Representative from Pennsylvania 14th District, 1976
- Carla Lane OBE (1928-2016), stage name of Roma Barrack, English television writer
- Carla Arellanes, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Carla Hanson, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oregon, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 30) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Carla Calò (b. 1926), Italian actress and voice actress
- Carla Marinucci, American political reporter for Politico, formerly reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle