Charles Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Charles Name Meaning: Believd to originate from the German 'Churl' which was used to refer to a 'free man'. Also derived from the name 'Carl/Karl' meaning 'man' or the naglo-Saxon word 'ceorl' meaning 'farmer'.

A name that was thought to be introduced by the Normans to England, may have been used to describe a 'free man' or 'peasant' or a 'farmer'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Charles Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Charles family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 197
Female Servant 171
Independent 106
Labourer 82
Farmer 79
Male Servant 79
Collier 51
Shoe Maker 38
Carpenter 36
Miner 23
Tailor 18
Weaver 16
Mason 15
Butcher 15
Baker 13
Dress Maker 12
Sawyer 12
Clerk 12
Independant 10
Copperman 10
Cotton Weaver 10
Mariner 9
Servant 9
Laundress 9
Bricklayer 9

Charles Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Charles 100% 49,250
2 Charls 86% 172

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