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Multiple Origins for the Surname Karl


German


The surname Karl is a patronymic, derived from the first name of the father. It comes from the Old German personal name Karl from the Latin Carolus. The name became popular at an early date in France and surrounding territories because of the famed Emperor Charlemagne (ca.741-814). However, the name was mostly only used amongst the nobility and did not spread to the lower classes until the 17th century. At that time it became popular with The Roman Catholic population, due to devotion to Karl Borromaues who was the Cardinal and Archbishop of Mailand. With Romantic movement of the 19th century, the name re-emerged as the lives and names of the ancient knights and kings were glamorized.

Karl Early Origins



The surname Karl was first found in the Rhineland of Germany, where it was first very popular among the nobility as a personal name and then became a family name.

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Karl Spelling Variations


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Karl Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Karl, Karlmann, Karlan, Karlock and others.

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Karl Early History


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Karl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karl research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1400, 1450, and 1560 are included under the topic Early Karl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Karl Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karl Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Karl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Adam Karl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Wilhelm Karl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Casper Karl, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Casper Karl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • Michael Karl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Karl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Karl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801
  • Johanna Karl, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Christian Karl, who landed in America in 1844
  • Ursula Karl, who immigrated to New York in 1847
  • Christoph Karl, who arrived in America in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Karl Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ehard Karl, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1902

Karl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Leonard Karl, who was counted in the 1871 census in Ontario

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karl (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karl (post 1700)



  • Frederick B. Karl, American politician, Justice of Florida State Supreme Court, 1977-78
  • George Matthew Karl (b. 1951), American former National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA) player
  • Coby Joseph Karl (b. 1983), American professional basketball player
  • Scott Karl (b. 1971), American Major League Baseball player
  • Andy Karl (b. 1914), American professional Major League Baseball player
  • Frederick Robert Karl, American literary scholar

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    6. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    9. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    11. ...

    The Karl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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