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Charlerey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Charlerey is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from Carl, derived from the personal name which means man.

Early Origins of the Charlerey family


The surname Charlerey was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Charlerey family


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Charlerey Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Charlerey has been recorded under many different variations, including Charles, Carles, St. Charles and others.

Early Notables of the Charlerey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Charlerey family to Ireland


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


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Charlerey or a variant listed above: the family who settled at Brimfield, Massachusetts, about the year 1640. Dorothie Charles settled in Virginia in 1635; and Evan Charles settled in Antigua in 1679. John Charles settled in Virginia in 1634.

The Charlerey 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: Virtus auget honores
Motto Translation: Virtue increases honour.


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