Carrley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The current generations of the Carrley family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Carrley family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.

Early Origins of the Carrley family

The surname Carrley was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Carrley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrley research. Another 118 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1493, 1592, 1638, 1619, 1633, 1638, 1575, 1647, 1575, 1675, 1747 and 1798 are included under the topic Early Carrley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carrley Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Carrley has been spelled Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, Carlea, Carlee, Carrlie, Carlies, Carleys, Carleas, Carlay, Carley, Carrlay, Carrley, Carrleys, Karley and many more.

Early Notables of the Carrley family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Hippolitus Curle (1592-1638), Scottish Jesuit, son of Gilbert Curle, Secretary to Mary Queen of Scots, by his wife, Barbara Mowbray. "He studied in the Scotch seminary at Douay, and entered the Society of Jesus at Tournai. During the second year of his noviceship his aunt, Elizabeth Curle, died at Antwerp (29 March 1619), leaving him sixty thousand florins. The bulk of this fortune he devoted to the use of the seminary at Douay, of which he is...
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Ireland Migration of the Carrley family to Ireland

Some of the Carrley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Carrley family

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Carrley: Elizabeth Carle who settled in Barbados in 1669; George Carle settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1751; Michael Carle settled in 1736 in Philadelphia.



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