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When the ancestors of the Carman family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066, they brought their name with them. It is a name for a person who was known as the carman, or one who rented or let out vehicles. Often carmen were known as hostilers.

Carman Early Origins



The surname Carman was first found in Cumberland in the lands of Carman where they held a family seat from very ancient times before 1100 A.D.

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Carman Spelling Variations


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Carman Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Carman, Carmen, Carmine, Carmyn and others.

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Carman Early History


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Carman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carman research. Another 274 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1086, and 1300 are included under the topic Early Carman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carman 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carman or a variant listed above:

Carman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Carman aged 23, who settled in Virginia in 1620, the same year that the "Mayflower" arrived to the north in Massachusetts
  • Henery Carman, who arrived in Virginia in 1620
  • John Carman settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1621 the year following the "Mayflower,"
  • Henry Carman, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • John Carman, who arrived in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hercules Carman, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Jacob Carman, who landed in New York in 1715-1716
  • Leonard Carman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Carman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas H Carman, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1812
  • B Carman, aged 20, landed in America in 1822
  • Levi Carman, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • S. Carman settled in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Mrs. Carman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Carman 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. Jacob Carman 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. Michael Carman 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. Michael Carman Jr., 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. Michael Carman Jr., 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Carman, who arrived in Canada in 1829
  • Samuel, Carman Jr., who landed in Canada in 1831

Carman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary H Carman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • Mary Carman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Diadem" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  • John Carman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • Martha Carman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • William Carman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Philip Carman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Weymouth" in 1866
  • Sophia Carman, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
  • Alfred Carman, aged 18, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carman (post 1700)



  • Mike Carman (b. 1988), American professional ice hockey player
  • George Wartman Carman (1866-1929), American Major League Baseball shortstop
  • Taylor Carman, American philosopher
  • Jonathan Daniel Carman (b. 1976), American football offensive lineman
  • Ezra Ayers Carman (1834-1909), American officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War
  • Brynn Carman (b. 1994), American pair skater
  • Patrick Carman (b. 1966), American author
  • George F. Carman, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Suffolk County, 1871, 1879
  • Dan Carman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952
  • Benjamin F. Carman, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Ingham County 1st District, 1950
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Carman


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Suggested Readings for the name Carman



  • The Carman Family, 1631-1981 by Carrol Carman Hall.
  • Carman Family Chart by Walter F. Wright.
  • John Lee Carman and His Descendants.

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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
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The barque DIADEM 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Diadem.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Rajasthan.htm

Other References

  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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The Carman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carman 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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