Carthon is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person who builds carts.
Another alternative origin of this surname is guard
which is derived from the Old English word Caretarius or Carda.
Early Origins of the Carthon family
The surname Carthon was first found in Winchester, where the Carthon 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 Carthon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carthon research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1250, 1619, 1676, 1654, 1660, 1608, 1684, 1637, 1642, 1617, 1668, 1654 and 1656 are included under the topic Early Carthon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carthon Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Carthon has appeared include Carter, Carters and others.
Early Notables of the Carthon family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: William Carter of Eccleshall Castle; Sir John Carter (ca.1619-1676), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1660; The Rev. Thomas Carter (1608-1684), a... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carthon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carthon family to Ireland
Some of the Carthon family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carthon family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Carthon arrived in North America very early: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Carthon (post 1700)
- Reggie Carthon (b. 1971), American-born, Canadian Football League defensive back for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers
- Arandric Kornell "Ran" Carthon (b. 1981), former American college and professional football player
- Maurice Carthon (b. 1961), American National Football League coach