|Related Names:||Carol, Carolyn, Carrel, Carrell, Carrill, Carrol, Caryll, Garvil, Garvill, O’Carroll|
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ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The surname Carroll is of Irish origin, from the Gaelic “Cearbhaill,” meaning slaughter, or war champion. The family name was originally MacCarroll or O’Carroll, respectively, “son of Carroll” or “grandson of Carroll.” The prefix was dropped from the name in the 18th century. The Carroll clan originates from two ancient rulers of Ireland: Heber, son of Milesius King of Galacia and Kian, grandson of Owen the Great. 
Carroll is a very common surname in the United States. According to WhitePages.com, it ranked as the 181st most common surname. The highest concentration of people with the last name Carroll is in Texas, followed closely by Florida, California and New York.
- Perhaps the most famous bearer of the name Carroll is author Lewis Carroll, who wrote the famous children’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Ironically, this famous Carroll is not a Carroll at all: Lewis Carroll was a pseudonym for Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, who was an Oxford mathematician. The name Lewis Carroll is said to have been created by translating Charles Lutwidge into Latin as “Carolus Ludovicus” and then reversing the names and translating them back to English.
- Jonathan Carroll is an American author who resides in Vienna, Austria. His work is often categorized as magic realism or slipstream. Though he has not enjoyed mainstream success in the United States, he does have a strong cult following, and his books have been especially popular in Poland. His novels include White Apples, Voice of Our Shadow and Bones of the Moon
- The Carroll motto is “Flecti Non Frangi,” which translates to “Bent not broken.”
- Many Carolls left Ireland in the 1840s because of religious persecution, economic hardship and famine.
- There were close to 4000 people with the last name Carroll who served in the Civil War. Of those, 1489 of them served the Confederate side and 2414 served the Union side.
- Carroll College: Montana
- Carroll Company: distributor
- Carroll, Iowa
- Carroll County, Maryland
- Carroll Publishing
- Lewis Carroll (pseudonym): author
- Jonathan Carroll: novelist (born January 26, 1949)
- Susan Carroll: novelist
- James Carroll: novelist
Author: Sarena Emily Levinson
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|Related||Carol +, Carolyn +, Carrel +, Carrell +, Carrill +, Carrol +, Caryll +, Garvil +, Garvill +, and O’Carroll +|