The name Carreless comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who was believed to be free from care or unconcerned.
is derived from the Old English word carleas,
which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Carreless family
The surname Carreless was first found in Gloucestershire
, but some of the family were found in Lancashire
Whittle in early times. "In that of Edward III., Sir William Careles held the manor, so called, of Walshwittell. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Carreless family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carreless research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1260, 1379, 1570, 1700, 1722, 1769, 1610 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Carreless History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carreless Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Carreless has undergone many spelling variations
, including Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Carreless family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Willelmus Careles, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; and Colonel William Careless (c.
1610-1689), English Royalist officer of... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carreless Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carreless family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Carreless were among those contributors: Andrew Carelesse, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Joane Carelesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Careless, who arrived in Virginia in 1737.