Origins Available: German, Irish
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
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
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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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Migration of the Karla family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Karla Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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