Saturday, November 8, 2014

Surname Saturday- Sarles

Today's Surname: Sarles

Elizabeth Sarles (1818-1889) was my 3rd great grandmother. She was born in New York, but her father Ansel Sarles Sr (1782-1851) came to America from England and her mother Margaret (1782-1851) came from Netherlands. Elizabeth married a Hendricks. 

(All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s): 

There are 408 results, but only 5 with the same spelling as Sarles: 

Name                                                  Arrival Year                     Arrival Place

Mary Ellen Sarles                                                                     New York, New York

Steph Sarles                                  1674                                  Virginia

E. Sarles                                           1850                                  San Francisco, California

E. R. Sarles                                      1850                                 San Francisco, California

Mrs. ?? Sarles                                   1851                                 San Francisco, California

There are 866 total matches for the surname Sarles- many in New York.

House of Names:

The surname Sarles came to England during the 11th century wave of migration set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066- as of many names. The Sarles family lived in Cornwall. The name is in reference to Serlo- the famiy's place of residence prior to 1066.

Spelling variations:

Searle, Searles, Searl, Sarl, Sarrell, Serrell, and others.

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