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The roots of the name Carmichael are found among the Strathclyde-Briton people of the ancient Scottish/English Borderlands. Carmichael was originally found in the barony of Carmichael in the county of Lanarkshire where the earliest existing records of the family indicate that they resided in this county before the 11th century Norman Conquest. Records show that they lived at Glegern (now Cleghorn,) which they were granted in the late 12th century by King David I of Scotland. Robert de Caramicely is mentioned in records in 1226. William de Creimechel witnessed a charter by Nerssus de Lundors c. 1225. Little is mentioned of the family until more than a century later when William de Carmichael is mentioned in a charter of lands of Poufeigh c. 1350 and Sir John de Carmychell had a charter of the lands of Carmychell between 1374 and 1384 granted by William earl of Douglas for his assistance of King Charles VI of France against the English. Today, Carmichael is a small village between Lanark and Biggar, in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, home to the "Discover Carmichael Centre," featuring the history of the Carmichael family in Scotland.

Carmichael Early Origins



The surname Carmichael was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow. George Carmichael "thesaurer" of Glasgow was elected bishop late in 1482 but died the following year without having been confirmed. A few years later, John of Carmichael was an Edinburgh councillor in 1518. John Kirkmichael of Carmichael who escaped the carnage of Verneuil in 1424 was appointed by the French king for the recognition of the great services by the Scots in France. He was known in French history as Jean de St. Michael and founded there a cathedral which was maintained for his fellow Scottish countrymen slain at Verneuil.

In the Battle of Beauge, Sir John distinguished himself by unseating the Duke of Clarence, the English King's brother, but broke his lance; hence the Family Crest became the broken lance.


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Carmichael Spelling Variations


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Carmichael Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Carmichael has been spelled Carmichael, Carmichail, Carmichale, Carmicham, Carmackhell and many more.

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Carmichael Early History


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Carmichael Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carmichael research. Another 35 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1729 and are included under the topic Early Carmichael History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carmichael Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carmichael Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carmichael Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carmichael In Ireland


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Carmichael In Ireland



Some of the Carmichael family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:

Carmichael Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Carmichael, who arrived in Maine in 1651-1652

Carmichael Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Donald Carmichael settled in New York State in 1738
  • Daniel Carmichael, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Donald Carmichael, who landed in New York in 1738
  • Dugald Carmichael, who arrived in New York in 1738
  • Dugald Carmichael and his wife Catherine and four children settled in New York state in 1739
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carmichael Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Carmichael, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1803
  • Peter Carmichael, who landed in America in 1803
  • Edward Carmichael, aged 29, arrived in Maryland in 1812
  • Evan Carmichael settled in Wilmington North Carolina with his wife and three children
  • Samuel Carmichael, who landed in Mississippi in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carmichael Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Donald Carmichael U.E. who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served in the 74th Regiment [1]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. Dugold Carmichael U.E. who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served in the 74th Highlanders Regiment [1]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. Duncan Carmichael U.E. who settled in Digdeguash, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783 he served in the 74th Regiment [1]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

Carmichael Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Carmichael, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1848

Carmichael Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frances Carmichael arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • George Carmichael arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Ann Carmichael arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Barbara Carmichael arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • William Carmichael arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carmichael Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Duncan Carmichael, aged 30, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Carmichael, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • David Carmichael arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • M. Carmichael arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • P. Carmichael arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carmichael (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carmichael (post 1700)



  • James F. "Jim" Carmichael (1939-2016), American politician, Member of the Ohio House of Representatives (2001-2008)
  • Gilbert Ellzey "Gil" Carmichael (1927-2016), American businessman, transportation policy specialist and politician
  • Albert Eugene "Gene" Carmichael (1927-2014), Jr. was an American politician and businessman
  • Nelson Carmichael (b. 1965), American Olympic freestyle skier
  • Leonard Carmichael (1898-1973), American educator and psychologist, eponym of the lunar crater so named
  • Robert Daniel Carmichael (1879-1967), leading American mathematician
  • Ricky Carmichael (b. 1979), American professional motocross racer
  • Hoagland Howard "Hoagy" Carmichael (1899-1981), American composer, pianist, singer and bandleader, best known for writing "Stardust", "Georgia On My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and "Heart and Soul"
  • Alexander Morrison "Alistair" Carmichael (b. 1965), Scottish Liberal Democrat politician
  • John Carmichael VC, MM (1893-1977), Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carmichael Historic Events


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Carmichael Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Edith Margarita  Carmichael (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Carmichael


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Suggested Readings for the name Carmichael



  • The Carmichael Clan, Westbrook and Allied Families by Opal Carmichael Phoenix.
  • The Scottish Highlander Carmichaels of the Carolinas by Roderick L. Carmichael.

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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: Toujours prest
Motto Translation: Always ready.


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Carmichael Clan Badge


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Carmichael Clan Badge




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A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...

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Septs of the Distinguished Name Carmichael
Carmackhel, Carmackhell, Carmakhell, Carmicghan, Carmichaal, Carmichaale, Carmichael, Carmichail, Carmichaile, Carmichal, Carmichale, Carmicham, Carmichan, Carmichaul, Carmichayle, Carmichil, Carmichile, Carmichul, Carmichyle, Carmicman, MacOstrich, McOstrich, Ostrich and more.

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
  5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  6. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Carmichael Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carmichael 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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