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McCarlish History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name McCarlish was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Carl, derived from the personal name which means man.

Early Origins of the McCarlish family


The surname McCarlish was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the McCarlish family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCarlish research.
Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1253 and 1550 are included under the topic Early McCarlish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

McCarlish Spelling Variations


McCarlish has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name McCarlish have been found, including Charles, Carles, St. Charles and others.

Early Notables of the McCarlish family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCarlish family to Ireland


Some of the McCarlish 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 McCarlish family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first McCarlishs to arrive on North American shores: 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 McCarlish 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.


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