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The name Cart is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in an inhospitable or barren area. Cart is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.

Cart Early Origins



The surname Cart was first found in Wiltshire, where the Cart family held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was William Cart, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire in 1176.

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Cart Spelling Variations


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Cart Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cart has been spelled many different ways, including Cart, Carte, Carta and others.

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Cart Early History


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Cart Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cart research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1754 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Cart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cart Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cart Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cart Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cart In Ireland


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Cart In Ireland



Some of the Cart family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 75 words (5 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Carts to arrive in North America:

Cart Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cart, who settled in Virginia in 1654
  • William Cart, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

Cart Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Cart arrived in Virginia in 1741
  • Jean Jacques Cart, who landed in New York in 1769-1793
  • Jenny Cart, who landed in New York in 1793

Cart Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arnold Cart, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1847

Cart Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Cart, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cart (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cart (post 1700)



  • Théophile Cart (1855-1931), French Esperantist professor and linguist

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Cart Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Cart Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cart 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 19 December 2014 at 09:22.

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