Carterett is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Carterett family lived in Normandy
, where they were the seigneurs of Carteret, near Barneville, in the arrondissement of Valognes. They lived there before the Norman Conquest
in the 11th century.
Early Origins of the Carterett family
The surname Carterett was first found in Normandy
, where this distinguished family held a family seat
in the arrondisement of Valognes from ancient times. Some of the family were found on Sark (or Serk) a small island about 6 miles from Guernsey. "In 1565, Queen Elizabeth granted it in fee-farm, by letters-patent under the great seal, to Hilary de Carteret, Esq., by the twentieth part of a knight's fee." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Carterett family
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Carterett Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Carterett are characterized by many spelling variations
. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Carterett include Carteret, Cartrett, Carteraye, Cartaret and many more.
Early Notables of the Carterett family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Philip Carteret (1584-1643), the first Governor of Jersey (1665-1673); Vice Admiral Sir George Carteret, 1st Baronet
(c.1610-1680), a Royalist statesman in Jersey and England; Sir Philip Carteret, 2nd... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carterett Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carterett family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Carterett, or a variant listed above:
Carterett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Carterett, who settled in South Carolina in 1670
- Richard Carterett, who settled in South Carolina in 1670
- Hugh Carterett, who settled in South Carolina in 1670
- Nicholas Carterett, who settled in South Carolina sometime between 1670 and 1700