Carroll Family Crest
Colors on the Carroll family crest explained
Argent (silver) - symbolizes a peaceful and sincere nature. Two things the Carroll family is known for.
Sable (black) - signifies constancy and the enduring nature of the Baker family.
Or (Gold) - symbolizes the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Symbols on the Carroll family crest explained
The two lions - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The sword - represents military honor and the importance of pursuing honor for the Carroll family.
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Origins of the Carroll family name
The earliest known origin of the family name Carroll is Ireland.
The name is derived from the Gaelic name "Cearbhall", which means "warrior" or "fighter".
The first recorded use of the name was in the 12th century,
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Summary of the Carroll family and the Carroll family crest
- The Carrolls are one of the oldest families in Ireland, with a history that dates back to the 5th century.
- The family originally came from County Meath, but later settled in County Cork.
- The Carrolls were involved in many political and military events throughout Irish history.
- While the family were in Ireland from earlier times, the first documented record use of the name was in the 12th century, when a man named Cearbhall mac Duinnshléibhe was the chief of a clan in Ireland.
- The Carroll family has been prominent in Ireland ever since.
- The name Carroll is also found in Scotland, where it is thought to be a corruption of the Gaelic name "Cailean". The first recorded use of the name in Scotland was in the 14th century, when a man named Cailean Mór was the chief of a clan in the Highlands.
- The name Carroll is also found in England, where it is thought to be a corruption of the Norman French name "Charles".
- The Carroll family was one of the few Irish families to retain their Gaelic spelling of the name after they emigrated to America in the seventeenth century.
- The first Carroll in America was Daniel Carroll, who emigrated from Ireland in 1772.
- He settled in Philadelphia, where he became a successful merchant.
- His grandson, Daniel Carroll of Duddington, was a delegate to the Continental Congress and a signer of the Articles of Confederation. His great-grandson, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
- The Carroll family continue to be prominent in the United States today.
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