The ancestry of the name Cartes dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in an inhospitable or barren area. Cartes is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.
Early Origins of the Cartes family
The surname Cartes was first found in Wiltshire
, where the Cartes 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
Early History of the Cartes family
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Cartes Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cartes have been found, including Cart, Carte, Carta and others.
Early Notables of the Cartes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cartes family to Ireland
Some of the Cartes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cartes family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cartes, or a variant listed above: William Cart, who settled in Virginia in 1654; as did Mary Cart in 1741; J.J. Carte, who came to New England
in 1793 with his wife and two sons, and James Carte, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848..