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Cornwall, one of the original six "Celtic nations" is the homeland to the surname Carew. A revival of the Cornish language which began in the 9th century AD has begun. No doubt this was the language spoken by distant forebears of the Carew family. Though surnames became common during medieval times, English people were formerly known only by a single name. The way in which hereditary surnames were adopted in medieval England is fascinating. Many Cornish surnames appear to be topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees, many are actually habitation surnames. The name Carew is a local type of surname and the Carew family lived in Cornwall. This name is derived from Welsh surname Caeriw, meaning dweller at the fort on the hill.

Carew Early Origins



The surname Carew was first found in Cornwall where the family first established themselves after the Conquest. The family are descended from "Gerald, son of Walter de Windsor, who lived in the reign of Henry I, which Walter was son of Otho, in the time of William the Conqueror." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Carew Castle is located in Pembrokeshire, Wales that still stands today and has been held by the Carew family since it was built by Gerald de Winsor who took the name "de Carew" about 1100. " About the year 1300, by the marriage of Sir John de Carru with the coheiress of Mohun, this ancient family first became connected with the county of Devon." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
One branch of the family was found at Beddington in Surrey from ancient times. "The church [of Beddington], beautifully situated in Beddington Park, close to the ancient mansion, is a handsome edifice with a fine tower, chiefly in the later English style; it was built in the reign of Richard II., and contains some monuments to the memory of the Carew family." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Carew Spelling Variations


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Carew Spelling Variations



Cornish surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The official court languages, which were Latin and French, were also influential on the spelling of a surname. Since the spelling of surnames was rarely consistent in medieval times, and 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 of their surname in the ancient chronicles. Moreover, a large number of foreign names were brought into England, which accelerated and accentuated the alterations to the spelling of various surnames. Lastly, spelling variations often resulted from the linguistic differences between the people of Cornwall and the rest of England. The Cornish spoke a unique Brythonic Celtic language which was first recorded in written documents during the 10th century. However, they became increasingly Anglicized, and Cornish became extinct as a spoken language in 1777, although it has been revived by Cornish patriots in the modern era. The name has been spelled Carew, Carrott, Carrow, Carrowe and others.

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Carew Early History


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Carew Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carew research. Another 355 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1050, 1766, 1568, 1380, 1555, 1629, 1555, 1620, 1595, 1639, 1545, 1580, 1643, 1609, 1644, 1635, 1692, 1622, 1660, 1693, 1759, 1745, 1514, 1575, 1590 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Carew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carew Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carew Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Hugo Carew, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1380; Lord George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes (1555-1629), who served under Queen Elizabeth I during the Tudor conquest of Ireland and was appointed President of Munster; Richard Carew (1555-1620) was a Cornish translator and antiquary...

Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carew Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carew In Ireland


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Carew In Ireland



Some of the Carew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 195 words (14 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



An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Carew or a variant listed above:

Carew Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gome Carew who settled in Maine in 1607
  • Mannes Carew settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Mannes Carew, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Tho Carew, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Jacob Carew, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carew Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Carew, who arrived in New England in 1753
  • Walter Carew, who landed in Jamaica in 1780

Carew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Carew, who arrived in America in 1805
  • John Carew, who landed in America in 1807
  • Richard Carew, who landed in America in 1810
  • L D Carew, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Carew Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Carew, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1818
  • Margaret Carew, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1824
  • Letitia Carew, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831

Carew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Carew, aged 33, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag"
  • Michael Carew arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850
  • Daniel Carew, aged 39, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carew (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carew (post 1700)



  • Rodney Cline "Rod" Carew (b. 1945), American former Major League Baseball first baseman
  • Russell S. Carew, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940
  • Ralph L. Carew Sr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 6th District, 1961
  • John Francis Carew (1873-1951), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 24th District, 1904; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1912 (alternate), 1924, 1928
  • George F. Carew, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 20th District, 1911
  • David Carew, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 5th District, 2000
  • Robert Shapland Carew (1818-1881), 2nd Baron Carew
  • Stan Carew (1950-2015), Canadian radio broadcaster, musician and actor, best known as a host of the national CBC Radio programs Prime Time and The Entertainers in the 1980s
  • Patrick Thomas Conolly- Carew (b. 1938), 7th Baron Carew
  • Charles Robert Sydenham Carew JP (1853-1939), British Conservative politician
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Carew Historic Events


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Carew Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Frank Joseph  Carew (1857-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Motto


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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: J'espere Bien
Motto Translation: I hope well.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Carew Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carew 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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