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The history of the Carters family begins with those Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain from whom the name springs. The surname Carters is thought to be derived from the Old English "craet," or the Old Norse "kartr," both meaning "cart," and was most likely first borne either by someone who built carts or by a transporter of goods. Alternatively, the name may be derived from the Old English "carda" or "carterius" meaning "guard."

Carters Early Origins



The surname Carters was first found in Winchester, where the Carters family held a family seat from ancient times. The name first appeared on the tax records of the Middle Ages dating back to the years immediately after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

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Carters Spelling Variations


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Carters Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Carter, Carters and others.

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Carters Early History


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Carters Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carters research. Another 323 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1250 are included under the topic Early Carters History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carters Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carters Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carters Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carters In Ireland


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Carters In Ireland



Some of the Carters family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 148 words (11 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Ambrose Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Carter and his wife Frances, who came to Philadelphia in 1685 with their children Thomas, Henry, Ann, and John, Chris Carter, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Carters Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carters 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 15 November 2005 at 12:57.

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