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Carley Surname History



A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Carley. They lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.


Early Origins of the Carley family


The surname Carley 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 Carley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carley research.
Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1493 is included under the topic Early Carley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carley Spelling Variations


In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Carley 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 Carley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carley family to Ireland


Some of the Carley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Carley family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Carley:

Carley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Carley, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Carley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Carley a mariner of Boston who married Mary Boaden on the 7th May 1703
  • William Carley, who settled in Virginia in 1760

Carley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Carley, who arrived in New Orleans Louisiana in 1823
  • Thomas Carley, who settled in Philadelphia in 1842
  • George Carley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Carley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Carley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Bartholemew Carley U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Elijah Carley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Carley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Carley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Carley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cathe. Carley, aged 31, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  • Cathe. Carley, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  • John Carley, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  • Bridget Carley (aged 20), a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Miss Bridget Carley, (b. 1836), aged 20, Irish servant from County Roscommon, Ireland travelling from Plymouth, Devon, UK aboard the ship "Aliquis" arriving in Adelaide, Australia on 26th August 1856 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Aliquis (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/aliquis1856.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Carley, aged 29, a servant, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Ms. Anna Maria Carley, (b. 1811), aged 29, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Slains Castle" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 25th January 1841 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • Cornelius Carley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Henrietta Carley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863

Contemporary Notables of the name Carley (post 1700)


  • Christopher T. Carley (1943-2016), American real estate developer, Chairman of the Fordham Company, a Chicago real estate development firm
  • Stephen E. Carley, American Chief Executive Officer and President of El Pollo Loco
  • George H. Carley (b. 1938), American lawyer and judge, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Christopher Murphy Carley (b. 1978), Mexican-born, American actor, known for his roles in Gran Torino (2008), Garden State (2004) and Lions for Lambs (2007)
  • Horace Carley (1838-1918), American inventor of the Carley float, an invertible life raft used extensively during World War I and II
  • Christopher T Carley, American Chairman of the Fordham Company, a Chicago real estate development firm
  • James A. Carley (b. 1869), American Democrat politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1909-10; Member of Minnesota State Senate 3rd District, 1915-30, 1935-59 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George H. Carley (b. 1938), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1966; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979-93; Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1993- [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Deborah Carley, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 2012 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Clarence H. Carley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1933 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 12 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) OMEGA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Omega.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Hyderabad 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  5. ^ The Ships List Passenger Lists Ship Aliquis (Retrieved 26th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/aliquis1856.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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