The history of the name Carlese begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a 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 Carlese family
The surname Carlese 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 Carlese family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carlese research.Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1260, 1379, 1570, 1700, 1722, 1769, 1610 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Carlese History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carlese Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Carlese are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Carlese include: Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Carlese 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 Carlese Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carlese family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Carlese or a variant listed above: Andrew Carelesse, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Joane Carelesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Careless, who arrived in Virginia in 1737.