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Cartmend History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Cartmend is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as 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 Cartmend family


The surname Cartmend was first found in Winchester, where the Cartmend 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.

Early History of the Cartmend family


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Cartmend Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cartmend include Carter, Carters and others.

Early Notables of the Cartmend 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...
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Migration of the Cartmend family to Ireland


Some of the Cartmend family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cartmend family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cartmend were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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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