Carpender is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a carpenter
derived from the Old French word carpentier.
Early Origins of the Carpender family
The surname Carpender was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Carpender family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carpender research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1121, 1649, 1714, 1673 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Carpender History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carpender Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Carpender has appeared include Carpenter, Carpentar, Carpenters, Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpender family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Samuel Carpenter (1649-1714), Deputy Governor of colonial Pennsylvania; born in Horsham, Sussex
, he left England
in 1673 for the colony of Quakers in... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carpender Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carpender family to Ireland
Some of the Carpender family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carpender family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Carpender arrived in North America very early:
Carpender Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Simon Carpender, who arrived in Virginia in 1659 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)
The Carpender Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Per acuta belli
Motto Translation: Through the asperities of war.