The name McCarlais is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of the Britain and comes from Carl,
derived from the personal name
which means man.
Early Origins of the McCarlais family
The surname McCarlais was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the McCarlais family
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McCarlais Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. McCarlais has been spelled many different ways, including Charles, Carles, St. Charles and others.
Early Notables of the McCarlais family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McCarlais family to Ireland
Some of the McCarlais family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the McCarlais family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first McCarlaiss to arrive in North America: the family who settled at Brimfield, Massachusetts, about the year 1640. Dorothie Charles settled in Virginia in 1635; and Evan Charles settled in Antigua in 1679. John Charles settled in Virginia in 1634.
The McCarlais Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus auget honores
Motto Translation: Virtue increases honour.