Carbonel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Ancestry of the Carbonel name lies with the Norman Conquest of England. This Norman name was used for a person with a dark complexion or dark hair deriving its origin fom the Latin word carbo, which means charcoal.
Early Origins of the Carbonel family
The surname Carbonel was first found in Normandy. where this distinguished family were sires of Cerisy in the arrondissement of St-Lo.
Early History of the Carbonel family
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Carbonel Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Carbonel, Carbonellus, Carbonell, Charbonell, Charbonellus, Carbonnell, Carbonall, Carbonal and many more.
Early Notables of the Carbonel family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carbonel family to Ireland
Some of the Carbonel 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.
Carbonel migration to the United States +
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Carbonel or a variant listed above:
Carbonel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J. Carbonel, aged 40, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
- J. Carbonel who arrived in New Orleans in 1823
- I Carbonel, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1823 
- John Carbonel, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 
- Anthony Carbonel, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1841
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- ^ 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)