Anglo-Saxon name Carpentiar comes from when its first bearer worked as a carpenter derived from the Old French word carpentier.
Early Origins of the Carpentiar family
Suffolk where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Carpentiar family
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Carpentiar Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Carpentiar include Carpenter, Carpentar, Carpenters, Carpentier and many more.
Early Notables of the Carpentiar 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 Carpentiar family to Ireland
Some of the Carpentiar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Carpentiar family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Carpentiar 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 Carpentiar 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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