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The ancestors of the Carvayle family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Northumberland. The name is taken from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, in Carvile, Normandy.

Early Origins of the Carvayle family


The surname Carvayle was first found in Northumberland. However, one branch of the family were found at early times in Wiggenhall in Norfolk. "The gateway of the ancient Hall [of Wiggenhall] built by the Kerville family, is still remaining. The church is a stately structure in the later English style, with a square erabattled tower; the nave is lighted by clerestory windows, and there are a fine brass eagle, and an altar-tomb bearing the arms of the Kervilles and the Plowdens, with the effigies of a knight in armour, his lady, and two children." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the Carvayle family

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Early History of the Carvayle family


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Carvayle Spelling Variations

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Carvayle Spelling Variations


A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Carvill, Carvel, Carvell, Carvil, Carvile, Carville, Kervel, Carvaile, Carwell and many more.

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Early Notables of the Carvayle family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Carvayle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carvayle family to Ireland

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Migration of the Carvayle family to Ireland


Some of the Carvayle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Carvayle family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Carvayle family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Carvayle or a variant listed above: Edward Carvel who settled in Philadelphia in 1852; William Carvill settled in Philadelphia in 1844; Patrick Carville settled in Philadelphia in 1868; James Carwell and his wife Margaret settled in Georgia in 1732..

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The Carvayle Motto

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The Carvayle 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: Sola virtus triumphat
Motto Translation: Virtue alone triumphs.


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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