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Carpenter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Carpenter is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a carpenter derived from the Old French word carpentier.


Early Origins of the Carpenter family


The surname Carpenter was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Carpenter family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carpenter research.
Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1121, 1649, 1714, 1673 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Carpenter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Carpenter Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Carpenter include Carpenter, Carpentar, Carpenters, Carpentier and many more.

Early Notables of the Carpenter 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...
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Migration of the Carpenter family to Ireland


Some of the Carpenter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Carpenter family to the New World and Oceana


A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Carpenter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Agnes Carpenter, who landed in America in 1620 [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)
  • Alexander Carpenter, who landed in America in 1620 [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)
  • Dillen Carpenter, who arrived in America in 1620 [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)
  • Julia Ann Carpenter, who landed in America in 1620 [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)
  • Priscilla Carpenter, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621 [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)
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Carpenter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Carpenter was living in the town of Saco, Maine during the 17th century
  • Emanuel Carpenter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1706 [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)
  • Samuel Carpenter, who landed in New England in 1715 [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)
  • Win Carpenter, who arrived in Virginia in 1717 [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)
  • Soho Carpenter, who arrived in Georgia in 1733 [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)
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Carpenter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Carpenter was a fisherman at Cape Elizabeth
  • Ambrose Carpenter was a merchant in Hampton
  • Mr. Carpenter, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [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)
  • Michael Carpenter, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1848 [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)
  • L Carpenter, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [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)
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Carpenter Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Harold Frederick Carpenter, who landed in Colorado in 1904 [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)

Carpenter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Carpenter, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Steph Carpenter, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Sgt. Archelaus Carpenter U.E. from North Castle, Westchester County, New York USA who settled in Canada c. 1783 he served in the King's American Regiment [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Archillis Carpenter U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a passenger aboard the ship "Cyrus", picked up on August 21, 1783 at New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Coles Carpenter U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 listed as a passenger aboard the ship "Cyrus", picked up on August 21, 1783 at New York [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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Carpenter Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Brian Carpenter, who arrived in Canada in 1834
  • L. Carpenter, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Patrick Carpenter, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Ann Carpenter, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Margaret Carpenter, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
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Carpenter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Carpenter, English convict from Dorset, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on November 13, 1832, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  • John Carpenter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Goderich" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  • Henry Gibbins Carpenter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Henry Gibbins Carpenter, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Henry Carpenter, who arrived in Port Misery aboard the ship "Duchess of Northumberland" in 1839 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF Northumberland - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
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Carpenter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Holt Carpenter, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Robert Holt Carpenter, aged 23, a carpenter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • Harriet Carpenter, aged 23, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Birman" in 1842
  • William Carpenter, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
  • George Carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Morning Star" in 1861
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Contemporary Notables of the name Carpenter (post 1700)


  • William T. Carpenter, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960
  • William S. Carpenter, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Michigan 6th District, 1934
  • William Randolph Carpenter (1894-1956), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lawyer; Member of Kansas State House of Representatives, 1929-32; U.S. Representative from Kansas 4th District, 1933-37;
  • William Leland Carpenter (1854-1936), American Republican politician, Law partner of Flavius L. Brooke, John Atkinson, and Henry A. Haigh, from 1889; Circuit Judge in Michigan 3rd Circuit, 1894-1902; Justice of Michigan State Supreme Court, 1902-08;
  • William J. Carpenter, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Bridgeport, West Virginia, 1866, 1881-85, 1889-93
  • William C. Carpenter Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for Delaware, 1985-93
  • William C. Carpenter (b. 1878), American politician, Justice of Kansas Territorial Supreme Court
  • William B. Carpenter, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Salem County, 1874-75
  • John C. Carpenter (1930-2016), American businessman, rancher, and politician, Member of the Nevada General Assembly (1986-2010)
  • Keion Eric Carpenter (1977-2016), American football defensive back who played for the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta Falcons
  • ... (Another 228 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Carpenter family



Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Jane Colmer  Carpenter (1878-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance

HMS Dorsetshire

  • Ray Carpenter, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Robert S Carpenter (b. 1919), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Bream, Gloucestershire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Albert G Carpenter, British Petty Officer, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Royal Oak

  • Edwin George Carpenter (1911-1939), British Shipwright 4th Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html

USS Arizona

  • Mr. Robert Nelson Carpenter, American Mess Attendant First Class from Virginia, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking

Suggested Readings for the name Carpenter


  • Carpenter and Related Family Members Migrating from England by James Carpenter.
  • Carpenters a Plenty by Robert C. Carpenter.

The Carpenter 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.


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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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Andromeda voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1832 with 186 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1832
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD GODERICH 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838LordGoderich.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THE DUCHESS OF NORTHUMBERLAND - 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839DuchessOfNorthumberland.htm
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html
  10. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  11. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  12. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html


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