The name Cartea is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in an inhospitable or barren area. Cartea is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.
Early Origins of the Cartea family
The surname Cartea was first found in Wiltshire
, where the Cartea 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
Early History of the Cartea family
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Cartea Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cartea are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Cartea include: Cart, Carte, Carta and others.
Early Notables of the Cartea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartea family to Ireland
Some of the Cartea 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.
Migration of the Cartea family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cartea or a variant listed above: William Cart, who settled in Virginia in 1654; as did Mary Cart in 1741; J.J. Carte, who came to New England
in 1793 with his wife and two sons, and James Carte, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848..