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Origins Available: English, Irish
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.
The surname Cartee was first found in Wiltshire, where the Cartee 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.
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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartee research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1754 and 1641 are included under the topic Early Cartee History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cartee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Cartee 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.
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
Cartee Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Cartee Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cartee 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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