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The name Carmean reached England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Carmean is for a person who was known as the carman, or one who rented or let out vehicles. Often carmen were known as hostilers.

Carmean Early Origins



The surname Carmean 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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Carmean Spelling Variations


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Carmean Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Carmean are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Carmean include Carman, Carmen, Carmine, Carmyn and others.

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Carmean Early History


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Carmean Early History



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

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Carmean Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carmean Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carmean 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Carmean, or a variant listed above:

Carmean Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Florence Carmean, aged 23, who arrived in Springfield, Illinois, in 1919
  • Roy Carmean, aged 2, who arrived in Springfield, Illinois, in 1922

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carmean (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carmean (post 1700)



  • Thomas Carmean, American head coach of the Guilford College Men's Lacrosse Team, North Carolina
  • Harry Carmean (b. 1922), American painter known for his figurative paintings
  • Frank Carmean, American architect in Arkansas in the 1920s, more than a dozen of his works survive and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Carmean Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carmean 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.

    This page was last modified on 26 August 2014 at 08:20.

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