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Carroll Name History

Carroll Irish Coat of arms


Carroll is an Irish surname. It is believed to derive from Cearbhal, the Lord of Ely. In 1024, it was Cearbhal (or Cearbhaill) who, with King Brian Boru, led the Irish in victorious battle against the Danes at Clontarf.

Variant Spellings of the Irish surname Carroll: O'Carroll, Carrel, Carol, Carrell, Carrill, Carrol, Caryll, and many more. Carrolls are commonly found in the Irish counties of Louth, Monaghan, Offaly, and Tipperary. See Irish county coat of arms.

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The Irish Rose carries two items which may provide you with more details about the Carroll family in Ireland, their family crest, and other historical notes.

We also carry Carroll caps, shirts, flags, mugs, etched glassware, and heirloom products. Visit our coat of arms page to see all the items available with the Carroll name and family crest.

Look for the Carroll Pub in Ireland

Carroll's Bar and Off-Licence in St. Luke's Cross, County Cork is the perfect place for a Carroll family photo.

If you can't visit in person, our personalized Carroll pub gifts are the next best thing!

Notable people named Carroll

  • Adam Carroll (1982–), Northern Irish racing driver
  • Ahmad Carroll (1983–), American professional football player
  • Aileen Carroll (1944–), Canadian politician from Ontario
  • Andy Carroll, footballer currently playing for Liverpool FC
  • Andrew Carroll (ice hockey), American professional ice hockey player
  • Bill Carroll (broadcaster) (contemporary), Canadian radio and television personality
  • Bill Carroll (musician), American musician
  • Bill Carroll (rower), New Zealand rower
  • Brian Carroll (1981–), American soccer player
  • Brian Patrick Carroll, also known as Buckethead
  • Bob Carroll (author)
  • Bob Carroll (singer/actor)
  • Bob Carroll, Jr., TV writer
  • Charles Carroll (barrister) (1723–-1783), American statesman from Maryland, delegate to the Continental Congress
  • Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737–-1832), American politician from Maryland, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Charles H. Carroll (1794-–1865), American politician, representative from New York 1843–-1847
  • Daniel Carroll (1730–-1796), American politician, signer of the US Constitution for Maryland
  • David Carroll (actor) (1950-–1992), American actor
  • David Carroll (musician), arranger, conductor, and musical director
  • David Carroll, accused of murdering his foster son Marcus Fiesel
  • Desmond Carroll, Anglican priest
  • Diahann Carroll (1935–), American actress and singer
  • Frank Carroll (contemporary), American figure skating coach
  • Harry Carroll (1892–-1962), American musician and songwriter
  • Helena Carroll (contemporary), Scottish stage actress
  • Jason Carroll, CNN correspondent
  • Jason Michael Carroll, American country music artist
  • Jean Carroll (1911–-2010), American actress and comedienne
  • Jeff Carroll (born 1977), American scientist and Huntington's disease advocate
  • Jeff Carroll (American soccer player)
  • Jim Carroll (1949-–2009), American author and punk musician
  • Joan Carroll (1932–), American actress
  • Jock Carroll (1919–-1995), Canadian journalist
  • Jonathan Carroll (1949–), American author of fantasy fiction
  • Julian Carroll (1931–), American Governor of Kentucky 1974–-1979
  • Lee Carroll, American New Age channeller
  • Leo G. Carroll (1892–-1972), British actor
  • Lewis Carroll, pseudonym of British author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–-1898)
  • Liz Carroll, Canadian fiddler
  • Louise Carroll, Scottish field hockey defender
  • Madeleine Carroll (1906–-1987), English actress
  • Mary Carroll (20th century), Australian netball player
  • Nancy Carroll (1903–-1965), American actress
  • Nyla Carroll (born 1965), New Zealand long-distance runner
  • P. J. Carroll, founder of eponymous Irish tobacco company
  • Pat Carroll (actress) (born 1927), American actress
  • Pat Carroll (baseball) (1853–-1916), American baseball player
  • Pat Carroll (basketball) (born 1982), American basketball player
  • Peter Carroll (disambiguation), several people, including those named Pete Carroll
  • Philip J. Carroll (1938–), American businessman and government advisor
  • Ron Carroll, also known as "The Minister of Sound" (contemporary), American singer, songwriter and producer
  • Ronnie Carroll (contemporary), British jazz singer and entertainer
  • Robert L. Carroll, an American vertebrate paleontologist
  • Robert Todd Carroll (contemporary), American professor, author, and keeper of the Skeptic's Dictionary website
  • Roy Carroll, Northern Irish footballer
  • Sean B. Carroll (contemporary), American biologist and author
  • Sean M. Carroll, theoretical physicist
  • Tonie Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
  • Trent Carroll
  • Warren H. Carroll (contemporary), American historian, author, and professor
  • Wes Carroll (born 1970), American percussionist
  • William Carroll (Tennessee politician) (1788–-1844), American, Governor of Tennessee 1821–-1827 and 1829-–1835
  • William Henry Carroll, American Civil War Confederate general

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