Charles Sappington in the US

  1. #1,455,339 Charles Robeson
  2. #1,455,340 Charles Rochelle
  3. #1,455,341 Charles Roesch
  4. #1,455,342 Charles Sandford
  5. #1,455,343 Charles Sappington
  6. #1,455,344 Charles Saxe
  7. #1,455,345 Charles Scheetz
  8. #1,455,346 Charles Schimmel
  9. #1,455,347 Charles Schoenfeld
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From a Germanic word, karl, meaning ‘free man’, akin to Old English ceorl ‘man’. The name, Latin form Carolus, owed its popularity in medieval Europe to the Frankish leader Charlemagne (?742–814), who in 800 established himself as Holy Roman Emperor. His name (Latin Carolus Magnus) means ‘Charles the Great’. Carolus—or Karl, the German form—was a common name among Frankish leaders, including Charlemagne's grandfather Charles Martel (688–741). Charles is the French form. The name occurs occasionally in medieval Britain as Karolus or Carolus; it had a certain vogue in West Yorkshire from the 1400s, particularly among gentry families. The form Charles was chosen by Mary Queen of Scots (1542–87), who had been brought up in France, for her son, Charles James (1566–1625), who became King James VI of Scotland and, from 1603, James I of England. His son and grandson both reigned as King Charles, and the name thus became established in the 17th century both in the Stuart royal house and among English and Scottish supporters of the Stuart monarchy. In the 18th century it was to some extent favoured, along with James, by Jacobites, supporters of the exiled Stuarts, opposed to the Hanoverian monarchy, especially in the Highlands of Scotland. In the 19th century the popularity of the name was further enhanced by romanticization of the story of ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’, leader of the 1745 rebellion.
12th in the U.S.
Possibly an English habitational name from Sapperton in Gloucestershire or Lincolnshire, both named from an Old English sapere ‘soapmakers’, ‘soap merchants’ + tūn ‘settlement’, ‘farmstead’. The surname, however, does not occur in present-day records.
10,556th in the U.S.

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