Carless is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was 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 Carless family
The surname Carless 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 Carless family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carless 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 Carless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carless Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Carless has appeared include Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Carless 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 Carless Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carless family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Carless Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James and Mary Carless, who sailed to Nova Scotia in 1750
- James Carless, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Mary Carless, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
Contemporary Notables of the name Carless (post 1700)
- Hugh Michael Carless, who is involved in the Diplomatic Service of England