The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066 brought the Charlie family name to the British Isles. They lived in Lancashire
. The name is mainly derived from a place called Chorley in Lancashire. However, there are many other places so named in England
, and isolated cases may derive from those places.
Early Origins of the Charlie family
The surname Charlie was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Charlie family
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Charlie 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 Chorley, Chorly and others.
Early Notables of the Charlie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Charlie 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 Charlie or a variant listed above: Joseph Chorley who settled in Delaware Bay in 1683; Henry settled in Philadelphia in 1829; Joseph settled in Virginia in 1690; Charles arrived in New Orleans in 1820..
Contemporary Notables of the name Charlie (post 1700)
- H. Charlie Holder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Charlie Scrimshaw (1909-1973), English footballer from Derby who played for Middlesbrough (1938-1939) and Stoke City (1929-1938)
- Charlie Wolden, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Wisconsin, 2000
- Charlie Lyne (b. 1991), British film critic and filmmaker, best known for the films Beyond Clueless and Fear Itself
- Charlie D. Payne, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Lawton, Oklahoma, 1962-65 (acting, 1962-63) CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Charlie Sheen (b. 1965), born Carlos Irwin Estévez, American actor, known for his roles in Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Eight Men Out (1988), Major League (1989), Hot Shots! (1991), and The Three Musketeers (1993) and for his starring role in Two and a Half Men, son
of Martin Sheen
- Charlie Wernham (b. 1994), English comedian and actor
- Charlie Dominici (b. 1951), American singer
- Charlie Teagarden (1913-1984), nicknamed "Little T", an American jazz trumpeter, younger brother of Jack Teagarden
- Charlie Bastian (1860-1932), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1884 to 1891