The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Curles family have grown. The name Curles was given to a member of the family who was a person who was believed to be free from care or unconcerned.
is derived from the Old English word carleas,
which referred to the personal characteristics of the bearer.
Early Origins of the Curles family
The surname Curles was first found in Gloucestershire
, but some of the family were found in Lancashire
Whittle in early times. "In that of Edward III., Sir William Careles held the manor, so called, of Walshwittell. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Curles family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Curles research.Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1260, 1379, 1570, 1700, 1722, 1769, 1610 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Curles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Curles Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Curles family name include Carlesse, Carelesse, Careless, Carless, Karelees, Kareles, Careles, Corless, Curless, Korelees and many more.
Early Notables of the Curles family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Willelmus Careles, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire; and Colonel William Careless (c.
1610-1689), English Royalist officer of... Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Curles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Curles family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Curles surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Andrew Carelesse, who settled in Virginia in 1650; Joane Carelesse, who arrived in Virginia in 1653; Thomas Careless, who arrived in Virginia in 1737.