Carlon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Irish name Carlon claims descent from the O'Connors in Donegal where "Carlan" (from the Irish "carla" meaning a "wool-comb" and "an" meaning "one who" which roughly translates as "one who combs wool") was in Irish O'Carlain or O'Caireallain.
Early Origins of the Carlon family
The surname Carlon was first found in County Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where the name is descended from the O'Connor stem, Kings of Connaught and the family became early associated with the county of Tyrone, and in neighboring counties.
Early History of the Carlon family
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Carlon Spelling Variations
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Carlon include Carlin, Carling, O'Carolan, Carline, Karlin, Kerling, Kerline, Carlind, Carlynde, Carlyne, Carlyn, Carrlin, Carrling, Kerlynd, Kerlynde, Karlynd, Karline, Kearlin, Kearline, Kearlynd, Carolan, Carrolan, Carolyn, Carolyne, Caroline, Carolynde, Caraline, Carroline, Carlan, Carland, Carlon, Carlone, Karolin, Karolan, Karrolin and many more.
Early Notables of the Carlon family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was Hugh O'Carolan, Bishop of Clogher from 1535-1568. Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) was a blind early Irish harper, composer and singer, known for his gift for melodic composition. Born in Nobber, County Meath, his father took a job with the MacDermott Roe family of Alderford House, thereby giving Turlough an education.
By the time he was eighteen, he was blinded by smallpox and by the age of twenty-one, he was given a horse and...
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Carlon migration to the United States +
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Carlon to North America:
Carlon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Carlon, who settled in Philadelphia in 1828
- Patrick Carlon, who arrived in New York in 1835 
- Bridget Carlon, aged 18, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 
- Ellen Carlon, aged 9, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
- John Carlon, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 
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Carlon migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Carlon Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
- Mr. Bryan Carlon, (Carton), (b. 1758), aged 35, Irish convict who was convicted in Donegal, Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Boddingtons" on 15th February 1793, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Mr. Bryan Carlon, (b. 1750), aged 43, Irish convict who was convicted in Donegal, Ireland for life for stealing, transported aboard the "Boddingtons" on 15th February 1793, arriving in New South Wales, Australia 
- Mr. Bryan Carlon, (Brian, Carton), (b. 1753), aged 40, Irish convict who was convicted in Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Boddingtons" on 15th February 1793, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1811 
Contemporary Notables of the name Carlon (post 1700) +
- Pete Carlon, American Director of Special Projects and Eligibility at UT Arlington
- Dave Carlon, American Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Bowdoin College, Maine
- Patricia Carlon (1927-2002), Australian fictional crime writing author
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The Carlon Motto +
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: Felis demulcta mitis
Motto Translation: A stroked cat is gentle.
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th October 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/boddingtons