The name Careless is of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was name for a person who was believed to be free from care or unconcerned.
is derived from the Old English word carleas,
which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Careless family
The surname Careless was first found in Gloucestershire
, but some of the family were found in Lancashire
Whittle in early times. "In that of Edward III., Sir William Careles held the manor, so called, of Walshwittell. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Careless family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Careless research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1260, 1379, 1570, 1700, 1722, 1769, 1610 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Careless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Careless Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Careless have been found, including Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Careless family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Willelmus Careles, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; and Colonel William Careless (c.
1610-1689), English Royalist officer of... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Careless Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Careless family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Careless, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:
Careless Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Careless, who arrived in Virginia in 1737
Careless Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Eliza Careless, aged 46, who sailed to New York in 1862
- Eliza Careless, aged 46, who landed in New York in 1862 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)
Careless Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James Careless, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749, with his wife and his daughter
- James Careless, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
Careless Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Careless, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
Contemporary Notables of the name Careless (post 1700)
- Betty "Betsy" Careless (1704-1739), thought to have been born Elizabeth Carless, English notorious prostitute and later bagnio-owner in 18th-century London
- James Maurice Stockford Careless, Canadian historian from the University of Toronto