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The name Carrol has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as Cearbhaill, which is derived from the name of Cearbhal, the Lord of Ely who helped King Brian Boru lead the Irish to victory over the Danes at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014.

Carrol Early Origins



The surname Carrol was first found in counties Tipperary, Offaly, Monaghan and Louth. Through their connection with Cearbal, they descend from King Oilioll Olum. There were six distinct O'Carroll septs prior to the Anglo- Norman Conquest. While four disintegrated before the end of the 13th century, the two most important septs continued. These were O'Carroll of Ely O'Carroll, from the counties of Tipperary and Offaly, and O'Carroll of Oriel, from the counties of Monagan and Louth. While the Oriel O'Carrolls disappeared as an official sept resulting from the Anglo- Norman Conquest, the members of that sept were not scattered, but remained mainly within their ancient territories. However, the O'Carrolls of Ely O'Carroll managed to maintain their independence and heritage until the end of the 16th century, and continued to play an important role in Irish history. They formerly held large territories in the county of Tipperary, but were confined to the area around Birr in the county of Offaly by the rise of the powerful Norman Butlers.

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Carrol Spelling Variations


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Carrol Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Carrol revealed many variations, including O'Carroll, Carroll, Carrel, Carrell, Carrill, Carrol, Carroll, Caryll, Garvil, Garvill and many more.

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Carrol Early History


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Carrol Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrol research. Another 397 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1172, 1451, 1600, 1916, 1625, 1711, 1661, 1720, 1735, 1815, 1737, 1832, 1789 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Carrol History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carrol Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carrol Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was John Caryll (1625-1711), 1st Baron Caryll of Durford; Charles Carroll (1661-1720), often called Charles Carroll the Settler, to differentiate him from his son and grandson, a wealthy lawyer and planter in colonial Maryland; Most Rev. John Carroll...

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrol 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



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name Carrol or one of its variants:

Carrol Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Carrol, who arrived in Virginia in 1725
  • Talbert Carrol, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1787
  • John Carrol, who arrived in New York in 1795
  • Luke Carrol, who landed in Mississippi in 1799
  • Benjamin Carrol, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Carrol Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Carrol, aged 22, landed in New York, NY in 1804
  • Barnabas Carrol, who arrived in America in 1807
  • Robert Carrol, who arrived in America in 1808
  • Matthew Carrol, who arrived in New York in 1810
  • Michael Carrol, aged 42, landed in Maine in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carrol Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Carrol, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • Biddy Carrol, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
  • James Carrol, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • William Carrol, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Carrol Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Carrol arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847

Carrol Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Carrol, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • Catherine Carrol, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
  • John Carrol, aged 44, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Tabitha Carrol, aged 43, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • James Carrol, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrol (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carrol (post 1700)



  • Louis Leon Carrol (1923-2006), American businessman and soldier, known for giving the U.S. Senator Richard Nixon a puppy in 1952, recipient of the Bronze Star for valor and Purple Heart
  • Regina Carrol (1943-1992), born Regina Carol Gelfan, an American actor, wife of Al Adamson

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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: In Fide et in Bello Fortis
Motto Translation: Strong in both faith and war.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Carrol Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carrol 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 17 November 2014 at 09:22.

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