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Carrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Carrier family


The surname Carrier was first found in Cumberland where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1332 when Robert de Carier held lands.

Early History of the Carrier family


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Carrier Spelling Variations


The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Carrier has been recorded under many different variations, including Carier, Carrier, Carriere and others.

Early Notables of the Carrier family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carrier family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carrier or a variant listed above:

Carrier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Carrier, who settled in Nevis in 1654
  • Thomas Carrier, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • John Carrier, who settled in Maryland in 1662
  • John Carrier, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Thomas Carrier, who landed in New England in 1665 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Carrier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Carrier, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Carrier, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Germain Carrier, who landed in South Carolina in 1755 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Ignace Carrier, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Charles Ignace Carrier, an Acadian, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carrier Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Archibald Carrier, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1822
  • Archibald Carrier, aged 45 settled in Philadelphia in 1822
  • Arthur Carrier, who settled in Philadelphia in 1865
  • Flora Carrier, aged 40 settled in Philadelphia in 1865 with 2 children

Carrier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Carrier, who is on record in Montreal in 1660
  • André Carrier, son of François and Élisabeth, married Cécile Janot, daughter of Marin and Françoise, in Montreal, Quebec on 17th November 1670 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Jean Carrier, son of Jean and Jeanne, married Barbe Hallay, daughter of Jean and Mathurine, in Quebec on 14th November 1670 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Charles Carrier, son of Jean and Barbe, married Marie Gesseron, daughter of Louis and Agathe, in Lévis, Quebec on 15th June 1699 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.

Carrier Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Jean Carrier married Jeanne Samson in Québec in 1705
  • Ignace Carrier, son of Jean and Barbe, married Rosalie Duquet, daughter of Jean and Catherine-Ursule, in Lévis, Quebec on 2nd June 1710 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Antoine Carrier, son of André and Cécile, married Madeleine Quesnel, daughter of Olivier and Catherine, in Lachine, Quebec on 20th April 1718 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Ignace Carrier, son of Ignace and Périnne-Geneviève, married Élisabeth Rochon, daughter of Etiennne and Élisabeth, in Lévis, Quebec on 27th May 1722 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Charles Carrier, son of Charles and Marie, married Véronique Guay, daughter of Louis and Suzanne, in Lévis, Quebec on 17th November 1727 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carrier Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jean-Baptiste Carrier, who settled in Québec
  • Miss. Margaret Carrier, aged 6 months who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Champion" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in September 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 17)

Carrier Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Carrier, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  • William Carrier, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Contemporary Notables of the name Carrier (post 1700)


  • Willis Haviland Carrier (1876-1950), American inventor, who invented the air conditioner in 1911, awarded the ASME Medal in 1934, founder of the Carrier Corporation in 1915
  • Ronald Edvin Carrier (1932-2017), American academic, 4th President of James Madison University (1971–1998)
  • John Mark Carrier (b. 1965), former professional American NFL football wide receiver
  • George F. Carrier (1918-2002), American mathematician and Professor Emeritus at Harvard University
  • James Darel Carrier (b. 1940), American former professional basketball player and gold medalist at the 1967 Pan American Games
  • Corey Thomas Carrier (b. 1980), American child actor, best known as playing Indiana Jones in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
  • Richard Carrier (b. 1969), American freelance writer, researcher and translator
  • Robert Carrier (1923-2006), English chef, restaurateur and cookery writer
  • Robert Carrier (b. 1941), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Alfred-Pellan (2004-2011)
  • Albert-Ernest Carrier -Belleuse (1824-1887), French sculptor
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Carrier


  • Descendants of George S. Carrier and Mariah Foresman by Wilma May Myers.
  • Some Descendants of Thomas Carrier of Andover and Billerica, Massachusetts, Who Died in Colchester, Connecticut, May 16, 1735, and His Wife Martha (Allen) Carrier, Who, As a Result of the Infamous Witch Trials, Was Hung at Salem, Massachusetts on August 19, 1692 by George S. May.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 17)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849


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