Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland
, the first to use the name Carlill were the Strathclyde- Britons
. It was a name for someone who lived in the city of Carlisle
in the county of Cumberland.
Early Origins of the Carlill family
The surname Carlill was first found in Cumberland
, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Carlill family
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Carlill Spelling Variations
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred
years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Carlill has appeared as Carlisle, Carlysle, Carleill, Carlyle, Carlile, Carliell and many more.
Early Notables of the Carlill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carlill family to Ireland
Some of the Carlill family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 265 words (19 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 Carlill family to the New World and Oceana
As the persecution of Clan
families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence
allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: John Carlisle who settled in Augusta Virginia in 1730; James Carlisle settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1821 with his wife Mary and four children.
Contemporary Notables of the name Carlill (post 1700)
- Rear Admiral John Hildred Carlill OBE DL (1925-2015), British Royal Navy officer, President of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich (1980-1982)
The Carlill Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: With humility.