The name Carpentar comes from one of the family having worked as a carpenter
derived from the Old French word carpentier.
Early Origins of the Carpentar family
The surname Carpentar was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Carpentar family
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Carpentar Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Carpentar have been found, including: Carpenter, Carpentar, Carpenters, Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpentar 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 Carpentar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carpentar family to Ireland
Some of the Carpentar 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 Carpentar family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Carpentar, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Philip Carpenter was a fisherman at Cape Elizabeth, Ambrose Carpenter was a merchant in Hampton, and John Carpenter was living in the town of Saco during the 17th century.
The Carpentar 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.