The ancient name of Carttar finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Carttar family
The surname Carttar was first found in Winchester, where the Carttar 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 Carttar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carttar 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 Carttar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carttar Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Carttar family name include Carter, Carters and others.
Early Notables of the Carttar 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 Carttar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carttar family to Ireland
Some of the Carttar 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 Carttar family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Carttar surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.