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The story of the Carley family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Carley family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.

Carley Early Origins



The surname Carley was first found in 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.

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Carley Spelling Variations


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Carley Spelling Variations



Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Carley has appeared Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, Carlea, Carlee, Carrlie, Carlies, Carleys, Carleas, Carlay, Carley, Carrlay, Carrley, Carrleys, Karley and many more.

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Carley Early History


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Carley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carley research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1493 is included under the topic Early Carley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carley In Ireland


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Carley In Ireland



Some of the Carley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 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 Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Carley name:

Carley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Carley, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Carley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Carley a mariner of Boston who married Mary Boaden on the 7th May 1703
  • William Carley settled in Virginia in 1760

Carley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Carley arrived in New Orleans Louisiana in 1823
  • Thomas Carley settled in Philadelphia in 1842
  • George Carley, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1860

Carley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Carley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Bartholemew Carley U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Elijah Carley U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Carley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Carley, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Carley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cathe. Carley, aged 31, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Cathe. Carley, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • John Carley, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Hyderabad"
  • Bridget Carley (aged 20), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • William Carley, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Carley, aged 29, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Cornelius Carley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863
  • Henrietta Carley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Telegraph" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carley (post 1700)



  • Christopher T. Carley (1943-2016), American real estate developer, Chairman of the Fordham Company, a Chicago real estate development firm
  • Stephen E. Carley, American Chief Executive Officer and President of El Pollo Loco
  • George H. Carley (b. 1938), American lawyer and judge, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Christopher Murphy Carley (b. 1978), Mexican-born, American actor, known for his roles in Gran Torino (2008), Garden State (2004) and Lions for Lambs (2007)
  • Horace Carley (1838-1918), American inventor of the Carley float, an invertible life raft used extensively during World War I and II
  • Christopher T Carley, American Chairman of the Fordham Company, a Chicago real estate development firm
  • James A. Carley (b. 1869), American Democrat politician, Member of Minnesota State House of Representatives 3rd District, 1909-10; Member of Minnesota State Senate 3rd District, 1915-30, 1935-59
  • George H. Carley (b. 1938), American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1966; Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals, 1979-93; Justice of Georgia State Supreme Court, 1993-
  • Deborah Carley, American politician, Candidate for Circuit Judge in Michigan 6th Circuit, 2012
  • Clarence H. Carley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Oneida County 3rd District, 1933
  • ... (Another 11 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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

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  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Carley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carley 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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