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Carra is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the name Macara, which is the Gaelic word for son of the young, manly one.

Carra Early Origins



The surname Carra was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Carra Spelling Variations


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Carra Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Carra has been spelled McAree, MacAree, McAra, MacAra, McArra, MacArra, McCarra, MacCarra, McCarry, MacCarry, McCarrie and many more.

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Carra Early History


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Carra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carra research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1690, 1745, and 1815 are included under the topic Early Carra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carra Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carra In Ireland


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Carra In Ireland



Some of the Carra family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Carra arrived in North America very early:

Carra Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Fredrach Carra, aged 45, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1742

Carra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Habil Carra, who landed in America in 1889
  • Khahil Carra, who arrived in America in 1889

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carra (post 1700)



  • Claude Carra de Saint-Cyr, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Carlo Carra (1881-1966), Italian painter

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Carra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carra Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 February 2015 at 16:16.

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