Picts. The Carlaw family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Carlaw family
Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Carlaw family
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Carlaw Spelling Variations
spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Carlaw has appeared Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, Carlea, Carlee, Carrlie, Carlies, Carleys, Carleas, Carlay, Carley, Carrlay, Carrley, Carrleys, Karley and many more.
Early Notables of the Carlaw family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carlaw family to Ireland
Some of the Carlaw family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Carlaw family to the New World and Oceana
Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Carlaw:
Carlaw Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Carlaw (post 1700)
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