This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Murph_ Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.carlon/184.108.40.206.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Dear aw, Timothy and Others, Sorry if others have not been able to get to the links and emails -- post here (if you have your "My Account" settings set to notify you). As for Carlon surname generally Carlon or CarOlan and other different spellings. Remember, written words by most was NOT common, most was spoken words passed down generation by generation until someone finally wrote it down based on how they HEARD it, so spelling really means little as I have seen CARLIN, CARLON, and many variations. My CARLON/CAROLAN (as it seems the "O" was dropped at some point) originate in County Mayo, Ireland, in the 1800s, Gallen Barony, see http://www.ajmorris.com/dig/toc/mayres.htm (Which I think was transferred to County Sligo at somepoint) nonetheless, my CARLON Ancestors originally from my early searches were from county mayo, ireland. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.