Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a person who was believed to be free from care or unconcerned. The nickname is derived from the Old English word carleas, which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Careliss family
Gloucestershire, but some of the family were found in Lancashire at Welsh 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 Careliss family
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Careliss Spelling Variations
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 Careliss have been found, including Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Careliss 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...
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Migration of the Careliss 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 powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Careliss surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Andrew Carelesse, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Joane Carelesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Careless, who arrived in Virginia in 1737.
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