Carville History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Carville is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Carville family lived in Norfolk. The name is taken from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, in Carville, Normandy. 
Early Origins of the Carville family
The surname Carville was first found 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." 
The source 'History of Norfolk' includes the following entries for the family with various spellings throughout: Robert de Cherevill, Norfolk, 29 Henry II; Roger de Cherevile, Norfolk, 10 Richard I; Walter Cnervyle, rector of Bicham Well, Norfolk, 1329; Frederic de Carvill, Norfolk; Humphrey Carvile, Norfolk, 30 Henry VIII; Thomas Carvel, Norfolk, 1662; and Edmund Carvill, Norfolk, 1599. 
Early History of the Carville family
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Carville Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Carville include Carvill, Carvel, Carvell, Carvil, Carvile, Carville, Kervel, Carvaile, Carwell and many more.
Early Notables of the Carville family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Nicholas Carvell (d. 1566), English poet, elected from Eton to King's College 1545, was B.A. 1549, M.A. 1553. "He was at Zurich during the reign of Queen Mary, but returned after Elizabeth's accession and died in the summer of 1566. " 
Thomas Carwell (1600-1664), Jesuit, whose real name was Thorold, "belonged to the ancient Lincolnshire family...
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Migration of the Carville family to Ireland
Some of the Carville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 76 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carville migration to the United States +
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Carvilles to arrive on North American shores:
Carville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- W Carville, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
- R Carville, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 
- Patrick Carville, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868
Carville Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alice Carville, aged 40, who landed in America from Monaghan, in 1901
- Luca Carville, aged 14, who landed in America, in 1905
- Thomas Carville, aged 42, who immigrated to the United States from Belfast, in 1905
- Eliza Carville, aged 25, who landed in America from Wilkeel, Ireland, in 1907
- Henry James Carville, aged 43, who settled in America from London, England, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Carville (post 1700) +
- Edward Peter Carville (1885-1956), American politician, the 18th Governor of Nevada
- Chester James Carville Jr (b. 1944), American political consultant, commentator, educator, actor and attorney
- Edward Peter Carville (1885-1956), American Democrat politician, District Judge in Nevada, 1928; U.S. Attorney for Nevada, 1934-39; Governor of Nevada, 1939-45; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nevada, 1940, 1944; U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1945-47
- Allan Carville, retired New Zealand association football player
- Carville S. Stansbury, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1860 
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The Carville 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.
- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 18) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html