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The name Carleton can be traced to the ancient Celtic culture of Wales. The name comes from when someone lived in any of such places as Carlton in Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Durham, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Northumberland, Suffolk, or the East Riding of Yorkshire, or in one of the places called Carleton in Cumberland Lancashire, Norfolk, or the West Riding of Yorkshire. One of the reasons for the numerous entries of the place name is that the name literally means "farmstead or estate of the freemen" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Carleton Early Origins



The surname Carleton was first found in Herefordshire, but one family was found at Whitton in Shropshire in early times. "Here is a farmhouse formerly a seat of the Charltons, where James II. visited: a chamber in it contains some superior tapestry of that period." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Carleton Spelling Variations


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Carleton Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. As a result, people could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Carleton name over the years has been spelled Carleton, Carlton, Charleton, Charlton and others.

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Carleton Early History


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Carleton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carleton research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1100, 1268, 1353, 1300, 1360, 1336, 1374, 1362, 1401, 1369, 1361, 1369, 1560, 1638, 1573, 1632, 1599, 1654, 1559, 1628, 1618, 1619, 1605, 1685, 1660, 1661, 1672, 1679, 1678, 1685, 1642, 1673, 1673 and are included under the topic Early Carleton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carleton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carleton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was John Charleton, (1268-1353), 1st Baron Cherleton, 1st Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron; John Charleton, ( c. 1300-1360), 2nd Baron Cherleton, 2nd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron; John Charleton, (c. 1336-1374), 3rd Baron Cherleton, 3rd Lord Charlton of Powys, British baron...

Another 144 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carleton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carleton In Ireland


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Carleton In Ireland



Some of the Carleton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 165 words (12 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



Many Welsh joined the great migrations to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Like their Scottish and Irish neighbors, many Welsh families left their homeland hoping to find hope and prosperity in a land that the English did not exercise a tight rule over. Those Welsh immigrants that successfully traveled to North America went on to make significant contributions to the rapid development of both Canada and the United States in terms of the settling of land and the establishment of industry. They also added to the rich cultural heritage of both countries. An examination into the immigration and passenger lists has discovered a number of people bearing the name Carleton:

Carleton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Carleton, who arrived in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1638
  • Hen Carleton, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • John Carleton, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Thomas Carleton, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Arthur Carleton, who arrived in Maryland in 1668

Carleton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mark Carleton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1711
  • Joseph Carleton, who landed in New England in 1715
  • Richard Carleton, who landed in North Carolina in 1739

Carleton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M Carleton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • J Carleton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Carleton, aged 25, landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864

Carleton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Cormick Carleton, aged 49, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Condor" in 1838
  • Ellen Carleton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841

Carleton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles James Carleton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • Caroline J. Carleton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  • J. Carleton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849

Carleton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Carleton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Portland" in 1864
  • James Carleton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Santon" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carleton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carleton (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Don Emerson Carleton (1899-1977), American Chief of Staff 3rd Army (1945-1946)
  • Jesse Carleton (1862-1921), American Olympic golfer who competed at the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • James Henry Carleton (1814-1873), American Major General for the Union army during the American Civil War
  • Donald Carleton, American Republican politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Bow, 1938
  • Charles W. Carleton, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 17th District, 1961
  • Caleb C. Carleton, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Souris, 1884
  • Algar E. Carleton, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Hong Kong, 1917; U.S. Consul in Medan, 1919; Amoy, 1920-24; Hull, 1926-29; San Salvador, 1931-32
  • Algar E. Carleton (b. 1872), American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Almeria, 1899-1910; U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Hong Kong, 1910-11
  • Alfred L. Carleton, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Mayor of Rockland, Maine, 1895; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 2nd District, 1900
  • A. E. Carleton, American politician, Mayor of Hibbing, Minnesota, 1952-53
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm

Other References

  1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Carleton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carleton 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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