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From the land of Wales came the name of Carlton. The evolution of this Celtic name can be traced back to when the Carlton family 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)


Carlton Early Origins



The surname Carlton 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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Carlton Spelling Variations


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Carlton Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Carlton have included Carleton, Carlton, Charleton, Charlton and others.

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Carlton Early History


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Carlton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carlton 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 Carlton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carlton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carlton 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 Carlton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carlton In Ireland


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Carlton In Ireland



Some of the Carlton 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 people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Carlton:

Carlton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Carlton who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • John Carlton, who arrived in Maryland in 1665

Carlton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Carlton, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Neil Carlton, aged 19, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1776

Carlton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Carlton, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • I Carlton, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • M Carlton, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • L Carlton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mr. Carlton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carlton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Christian Carlton U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 288 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [3]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

Carlton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Carlton, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • William Carlton, aged 20, a tailor, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Stamboul"

Carlton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Carlton landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlton (post 1700)



  • Gaither Wiley Carlton (1901-1972), American Old-time fiddle player and banjo player
  • Linwood Wray Carlton (b. 1937), former American collegiate and CFL professional football running back
  • Doyle Elam Carlton (1885-1972), American Democrat politician, Member of Florida State Senate, 1917-19; Governor of Florida, 1929-33; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1948, 1952, 1956
  • Douglas Carlton, American politician, Supervisor of Flint Township, Michigan, 2007
  • Charles E. Carlton, American politician, Delegate to New Hampshire State Constitutional Convention from Marlborough, 1956
  • Caleb C. Carlton, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Souris, 1897-98
  • Ambrose B. Carlton (1825-1901), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1877
  • Alger E. Carlton, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Almeria, 1904
  • Albert E. Carlton (b. 1862), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 1916 (alternate), 1920
  • F. C. Carlton, American Republican politician, Candidate for Minnesota State House of Representatives 8th District, 1906
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Carlton


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Suggested Readings for the name Carlton



  • Livingston and Carlton: Who Are We? by Henry Newell Carleton.
  • Cousins by the Dozens by Dorothy Sturgis Pruett.

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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. ^ 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

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

The Carlton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carlton 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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