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The origins of the Carte name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in an inhospitable or barren area. Carte is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.

Carte Early Origins



The surname Carte was first found in Wiltshire, where the Carte 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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Carte Spelling Variations


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Carte Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Carte were recorded, including Cart, Carte, Carta and others.

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Carte Early History


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Carte Early History



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

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Carte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carte Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Carte In Ireland


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Carte In Ireland



Some of the Carte 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Carte family emigrate to North America:

Carte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gilleon Carte, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • J. J. Carte, who came to New England in 1793 with his wife and two sons

Carte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Manuel Carte, aged 25, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1820
  • James Carte, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848

Carte Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Pit Carte, who landed in Arkansas in 1904

Carte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Carte, a carpenter, arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

Carte Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Carte arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Annie Wilson" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carte (post 1700)



  • Wilbur L. Carte, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia, 1967; Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1968
  • Alice Marie Carte, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates from Fayette County, 1962
  • Dame Bridget Cicely D'Oyly Carte DBE (1908-1985), English hotelier and theatre owner, the only daughter of Rupert D'Oyly Carte, granddaughter of impresario Richard D'Oyly Carte
  • Rupert D'Oyly Carte (1876-1948), English hotelier, theatre owner and impresario, son of Richard D'Oyly Carte
  • Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844-1901), English talent agent, theatrical impresario, composer and hotelier, he founded the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and built the Savoy Theatre
  • Helen Carte (1852-1913), née Lenoir, Scottish-born, second wife of impresario and hotelier Richard D'Oyly Carte

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Carte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carte 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 12 November 2015 at 10:25.

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