Cartee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Cartee surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived in an inhospitable or barren area. Cartee is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.

Early Origins of the Cartee family

The surname Cartee was first found in Somerset. "The ancient and distinguished Somersetshire and Devonshire families of Cart apparently, in most cases, hailed from the Carys of Castle Cary, a knightly Somersetshire family of the 14th century. In the reign of Edward I. De Cari and De Cary were still Somersetshire names, and evidently their first representatives took the names of places in the county." [1]

Apart from the aforementioned, Wiltshire was also home to the family as William Cart, was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire in 1176. [2]

Early History of the Cartee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartee research. Another 89 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1653, 1740, 1653, 1686, 1754, 1641 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Cartee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cartee Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cartee include Cart, Carte, Carta and others.

Early Notables of the Cartee family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Samuel Carte (1653-1740), an English divine and antiquary, born at Coventry in 1653 and educated at the grammar school of that town and at Magdalen College, Oxford. Hi son, Thomas Carte (also John Carte) (1686-1754)...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cartee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Cartee family to Ireland

Some of the Cartee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cartee migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Cartee Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dennis Cartee, who arrived in Virginia in 1695 [3]
Cartee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Margaret Cartee, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [3]
  • James Cartee, who landed in Virginia in 1704 [3]
  • Timothy Cartee, who landed in Virginia in 1713 [3]
  • Catherine Cartee, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [3]
  • Charles Cartee, who landed in Virginia in 1717 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cartee (post 1700) +

  • Lianne Cartee, American Teaching Associate Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Group, University of North Carolina
  • Greg Cartee Ph.D., American Associate Dean for Research, Professor of Movement Science and Director of the Muscle Biology Laboratory at the University of Michigan, School of Kinesiology


  1. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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