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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."
Early Origins of the Carters family
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
Early History of the Carters family
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Early Notables of the Carters family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carters family to Ireland
Some of the Carters family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Carters family to the New World and Oceana
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.