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Carrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , French , Italian


From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Carrier. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Carrier family lived in the city of Bologna, where Rolandino Carrari witnessed the gift of a castle to the city council in 1188.


Early Origins of the Carrier family


The surname Carrier was first found in the city of Bologna, where Rolandino Carrari witnessed the gift of a castle to the city council in 1188.

Early History of the Carrier family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carrier research. More information is included under the topic Early Carrier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carrier Spelling Variations


In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Carrier include Carraro, Carrari, Carrero, Carreri, Carrèr, Carriero, Carriere, Carrieri, Carrier, Carrai, Carrao, Carrera, Carraretto, Carrarini and many more.

Early Notables of the Carrier family (pre 1700)


Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Novello da Carrara (1359-1406), Lord of Padua after his father, fought in the Battle of Castagnaro (1387) for Padua, executed by Venetian officials after his capture during the war between Venice and Padua, sons Francesco and Giacomo who had also been captured were executed the following day; The Blessed Matthew Carrieri, O.P., (ca 1420-1470), a Dominican friar noted for the "austerity of his life"; Baldassare Carrari, born in Forlì in the 14th century, who was a prominent artist; Vincenzo Carrari was a lawyer and priest...
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carrier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Carrier family to the New World and Oceana


A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Carrier:

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 (b. 1941), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Alfred-Pellan (2004-2011)
  • Albert-Ernest Carrier -Belleuse (1824-1887), French sculptor
  • Louis-Anthelme Carrier, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Louis-Anthelme Carrier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  • ... (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
  6. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Louis-Anthelme Carrier. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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