The founding heritage of the Cartmyn family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Cartmyn comes from when one of the family 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 Cartmyn family
The surname Cartmyn was first found in Winchester, where the Cartmyn 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 Cartmyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cartmyn 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 Cartmyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cartmyn Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cartmyn has been spelled many different ways, including Carter, Carters and others.
Early Notables of the Cartmyn 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 Cartmyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cartmyn family to Ireland
Some of the Cartmyn 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 Cartmyn family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cartmyns to arrive in North America: 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.