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The name McCarville came to England with the ancestors of the McCarville family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The McCarville family lived in Northumberland. The name is taken from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, in Carvile, Normandy.

Early Origins of the McCarville family


The surname McCarville was first found in Northumberland. However, one branch of the family were found at early times in Wiggenhall in Norfolk. "The gateway of the ancient Hall [of Wiggenhall] built by the Kerville family, is still remaining. The church is a stately structure in the later English style, with a square erabattled tower; the nave is lighted by clerestory windows, and there are a fine brass eagle, and an altar-tomb bearing the arms of the Kervilles and the Plowdens, with the effigies of a knight in armour, his lady, and two children." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Early History of the McCarville family

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Early History of the McCarville family


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McCarville Spelling Variations

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McCarville Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. McCarville has been recorded under many different variations, including Carvill, Carvel, Carvell, Carvil, Carvile, Carville, Kervel, Carvaile, Carwell and many more.

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Early Notables of the McCarville family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the McCarville family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McCarville family to Ireland

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Migration of the McCarville family to Ireland


Some of the McCarville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the McCarville family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the McCarville family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. McCarvilles were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Edward Carvel who settled in Philadelphia in 1852; William Carvill settled in Philadelphia in 1844; Patrick Carville settled in Philadelphia in 1868; James Carwell and his wife Margaret settled in Georgia in 1732..

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The McCarville Motto

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The McCarville 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: Sola virtus triumphat
Motto Translation: Virtue alone triumphs.


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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