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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Karl was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Karl family lived in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where the name can be found since very early times.

Karl Early Origins



The surname Karl was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Conquest in 1066.

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Karl Spelling Variations


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Karl Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Karl include Carle, Carley, Carlley, Carrley, Carlie, Carleigh, Carlea, Carlee, Carrlie, Carlies, Carleys, Carleas, Carlay, Carley, Carrlay, Carrley, Carrleys, Karley and many more.

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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 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the year 1493 is 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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Karl In Ireland


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Karl In Ireland



Some of the Karl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Karl:

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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    10. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    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 6 October 2015 at 13:26.

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