This most interesting surname recorded in a wide range of spellings from Carl, Carlo, and Charles, to Carletti, De Carlo and Karlowicz, is usually of pre 5th century Germanic origins. It originates from the personal name "Karl or Carl", meaning "man", and which was later Latinized to "Carolus". This personal name gave rise to the Old French spelling of "Charles", introduced into England by the Normans after the 1066 Invasion, but was never popularized until the Stuart period commencing in 1603. In France it was popular from an early date owing to the fame of the Emperor Charlemagne, (Charles the Great), King of the Franks (742-814). It was introduced to Scotland in the 16th Century by the Stuart Monarchs, who had strong ties with France. In some instances the surname may be of 8th century Anglo-Saxon origin, and derive from the word "ceorl", meaning a farmer or bondsman. The personal name as "Carolus" was first recorded in the charter known as the "Curia Rolls" of the county of Suffolk in the year 1208. Amongst the first surname recordings are those of Frethesant Cherl in the charters of the county of Cambridgeshire, England, in 1221, whilst in Germany Rudolf Karle was recorded as a Klosterdiener (monastery workerI in registers of the town of St Bastien, in the year 1275. One of the first settlers in the Virgina colony of New England was Dorothie Charles, who sailed thereon the ship "Transport of London" in 1635. The first recorded spelling of the family name anywhere in the world is believed to be that of Osbert Cherle, which was dated 1193, in the "Pipe Rolls" of the county of Warwickshire, England. This wasduring the reign of King Richard 1st, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199.

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  • Charlet — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Anja Charlet (* 1967), deutsche Nachrichtensprecherin Mandy Charlet (* 1986), luxemburgische Leichtathletin und Fußballspielerin Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (1792–1845), französischer Maler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Charlet — Charlet, Nicolaus Toussaint, geb. 1792 in Paris, war anfangs Schreiber, bildete sich aber unter Gros als Maler aus u. wurde bald durch seine vortrefflichen Zeichnungen u. Lithographien im Genre des gemeinen Lebens u. der Caricatur bekannt; auch… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Charlet — (spr. scharlä), Nicolas Toussaint, franz. Maler und Zeichner, geb. 20. Dez. 1792 in Paris, gest. daselbst 30. Dez. 1845, war unter dem Kaiserreich Schreiber, verlor aber unter der Restauration seine Stelle und studierte nun in dem Atelier des… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Charlet — (spr. scharleh), Nicolaus Toussaint, franz. Maler und Lithograph, geb. 20. Okt. 1792, gest. 29. Okt. 1845; Bilder aus dem Soldatenleben der Napoleonischen Zeit, über 1000 lithogr. und radierte Blätter. – Vgl. Lacombe (1858), Dayot (1893) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Charlet — (frz. Scharlä), Nicolas Toussaint, geb. 1792, gest. 1845, berühmter franz. Genremaler …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Charlet —   [ʃar lɛ], Nicolas Toussaint, französischer Maler und Lithograph, * Paris 20. 12. 1792, ✝ ebenda 30. 12. 1845; Schüler von A. J. Gros, verherrlichte in seinen Bildern Napoleon I. und die »Grande Armee«.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Charlet — Diminutif de Charles très répandu dans le Nord et dans l Aisne, ainsi qu en Haute Savoie. Matronyme : Charlette (974). Dérivés : Charléty, Charletty (74), Charlettine (974) …   Noms de famille

  • Charlet — This article is about the French Farm. For the Special Operations Executive agent, see Blanche Charlet. Charlet is a farm in south west France, formerly a small hamlet, that now acts as a family run bed and breakfast. It is located within the… …   Wikipedia

  • Charlet — Provenance. Variante de Charles. Vient du germain karl Signifie : fort, vigoureux Se fête le 2 mars ou 4 novembre. Histoire. Fils de Saint Canut, roi du Danemark, au XIème siècle, Charles le Bon est nommé comte de Flandre au retour de la 1ère… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

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