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The surname Carner is derived from the Welsh word "karn," which means "a pile of stones," such as was often used to mark a burial site. The forebears that initially bore the name Carner likely lived by a notable heap of stones.

Carner Early Origins



The surname Carner was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Carner Spelling Variations


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Carner Spelling Variations



Although there are not an extremely large number Welsh surnames, there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations of those surnames. This variety of spellings began almost immediately after the acceptance of surnames within Welsh society in the 15th century. As time progressed, these old Brythonic names were eventually were recorded in English. This process was problematic in that many of the highly inflected sounds of the native language of Wales could not be properly captured in English. Some families, however, did decide to modify their own names to indicate a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even a patriotic affiliation. The name Carner has seen various spelling variations: Carn, Carne and others.

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Carner Early History


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Carner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carner research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The Welsh migration to North America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries contributed greatly to its rapid development. These migrants were in search of land, work, and freedom. Those Welsh families that survived the long ocean journey were critical to the development of new industries and factories, and to the quick settlement of land. They also added to an ever-growing rich cultural heritage. A search of the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Carner:

Carner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Carner, who landed in Virginia in 1649
  • James Carner, who arrived in Virginia in 1652

Carner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Neal Carner, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carner (post 1700)



  • JoAnne Gunderson Carner (b. 1939), former American PGA professional golfer who had 43 victories on the LPGA Tour, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame
  • Joan Reventós i Carner (1927-2004), Catalan politician, the 10th President of the Parliament of Catalonia (1995–1999), Spanish Ambassador to France from 1983 to 1986
  • Mosco Carner (1904-1985), born Mosco Cohen, an Austrian-born British musicologist, conductor and critic
  • Josep Carner i Puig-Oriol (1884-1970), Catalan poet, journalist, playwright and translator, often referred to as "the Prince of Catalan Poets"

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
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    The Carner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carner Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 January 2016 at 09:18.

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