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The surname Carlisle was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by an ancient Scottish people called the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in the city of Carlisle in the county of Cumberland.
The surname Carlisle was first found in Cumberland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. Translation too, was an undeveloped science, and many names were altered into complete obscurity. Over the years Carlisle has been spelled Carlisle, Carlysle, Carleill, Carlyle, Carlile, Carliell and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carlisle research. Another 232 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1795, and 1881 are included under the topic Early Carlisle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
More information is included under the topic Early Carlisle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Carlisle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
To escape the uncertainties and discrimination faced in Scotland, many decided to head out for North Ameri ca. Once they arrived, many Scots fought with relish in the American War of Independence; some went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Many ancestors of these Scots have recovered their lost national heritage in the 20th century through Clan organizations and Scottish historical societies. Among the settlers to North America were:
Carlisle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Carlisle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Carlisle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Carlisle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Carlisle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Carlisle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto Translation: With humility.
The Carlisle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carlisle 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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