Ceorl was a Man of Rohan.
Ceorl served as a messenger of Rohan during the War of the Ring. He rode from the Fords of Isen with the news that Erkenbrand had been defeated. Tired and demoralised he assumed that Théoden remained in Edoras while Éomer rode to war, but was reinvigorated when spoken to by Théoden. He afterwards joined Theoden's army and presumably fought at Helm's Deep. His fate in that battle is unknown.
Portrayal in adaptations
- In The Lord of the Rings Online Ceorl encounters King Theoden's riders on their way from Edoras to the Fords of Isen. His only lines are nearly identical to those in the book.