Karla History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Karla 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.

Early Origins of the Karla family

The surname Karla 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.

Early History of the Karla family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Karla research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1275, 1400, 1450, and 1560 are included under the topic Early Karla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Karla Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Karla family (pre 1700)

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United States Karla migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Karla Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Karla, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Karla (post 1700) +

  • Karla Felty, American Secretary for the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania
  • Karla Squier, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey Republican State Committee, 1976 [2]
  • Karla Plimmer, Canadian producer and director, known for Marriage: Shattered Vows (2015) and Breakfast with the Mitchell Family (2014)
  • Karla Tamburrelli, American actress and producer, known for Die Hard 2 (1990), City Slickers (1991) and Forever Young (1992)
  • Karla Reuter (b. 1984), Australian footballer
  • Karla Mostert (b. 1990), South African netball player
  • Karla Bigham (b. 1979), American politician, and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Karla Cheatham-Mosley (b. 1981), American actress
  • Karla Jayne DeVito (b. 1953), American singer, actress and voice artist

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, April 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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