The name Carpenters finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a carpenter
derived from the Old French word carpentier.
Early Origins of the Carpenters family
The surname Carpenters was first found in Suffolk
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Carpenters family
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Carpenters Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Carpenters has been recorded under many different variations, including Carpenter, Carpentar, Carpenters, Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpenters 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 Carpenters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carpenters family to Ireland
Some of the Carpenters 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 Carpenters family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carpenters or a variant listed above: 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 Carpenters 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.