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Carre is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived at the carr, or low lying meadow. The surname is topograghic in origin and is derived from the Old Norse word kjarr which eventually became kerr. The Old English translation is brushwood or wet ground. This surname was given to a person who resided near these physical features.

Carre Early Origins



The surname Carre was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Carre Spelling Variations


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Carre Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Carre family name include Care, Kare, Carre, Karre and others.

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Carre Early History


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Carre Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carre research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1307, 1500, 1663, 1706, 1646 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Carre History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carre Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carre Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carre Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Carre surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Carre Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Carre, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • Susanna Carre, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Grace Carre, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • Thomas Carre, who arrived in Maryland in 1668-1670
  • William Carre, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carre Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Carre, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Carre Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Carre U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]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. William Carre U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]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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Contemporary Notables of the name Carre (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carre (post 1700)



  • Ferdinand Philippe Edouard Carré (1824-1900), French engineer, best known as the inventor of refrigeration equipment used to produce ice
  • Olivier Carré (b. 1961), French politician, member of the National Assembly of France
  • Marguerite Carré (1880-1947), French soprano
  • Isabelle Carré (b. 1971), French César Award for Best Actress winning actress
  • Albert Carré (1852-1938), French theatre director, opera director, actor and librettist
  • John le Carré (b. 1931), pen name of David John Moore Cornwell, British author of espionage novels, probably best known for his third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
  • Michel Carré (1865-1945), French actor, stage director and film director, son of Michel Carré, the librettist
  • Michel Carré (1821-1872), French librettist

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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
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The Carre Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carre 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.

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