The name Charly arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Charly family lived in Worcestershire
. The Charly family was originally from Charlett, Normandy
, and it is from this place that their surname derives. Charlett
comes from a baptismal name which means Charles,
which stems from the Old French name, Charlys.
As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are hardly any Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.
Early Origins of the Charly family
The surname Charly was first found in Worcestershire
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 Charly family
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Charly 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 Charley, Charly, Charlet, Charlett, Charlette and others.
Early Notables of the Charly family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Charly family to Ireland
Some of the Charly family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Charly family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Charly Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Andre Charly, who arrived in Montreal in 1651
- Marie Charly, aged 10, who landed in Montreal in 1653