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The Irish name Carlyon 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.

Carlyon Early Origins



The surname Carlyon 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.

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Carlyon Spelling Variations


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Carlyon Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Carlyon dating from that time 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.

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Carlyon Early History


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Carlyon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carlyon research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1738, 1799, 1535 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Carlyon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carlyon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carlyon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carlyon Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Carlyon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Carlyon, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Fatima"
  • John Carlyon, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • Henry Carlyon, aged 33, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks"
  • Edward Carlyon (aged 21), a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • William Carlyon (aged 19), a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Carlyon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • David Carlyon, aged 36, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Ann Carlyon, aged 36, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Albert J. Carlyon, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Richard Carlyon, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • David Carlyon, aged 12, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlyon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carlyon (post 1700)



  • R.A. Carlyon (b. 1956), New Zealand member of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition, eponym of Carlyon Glacier, Antarctica
  • Les Carlyon (b. 1942), Australian writer, winner of the Graham Perkin Australian journalist of the year award (1993)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    11. ...

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