De cariais History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the De cariais family
The surname De cariais was first found in Yorkshire where the name is "derived from an occupation. 'the carrier,' a carter. This surname barely exists in England. I do not find it in leading English directories. But it has crossed the Atlantic and is found occasionally in the States. " 
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 listed: Willelmus Cariour, Wright; Johannes Kerrear; and Johannes Charyer. 
Interestingly, early records show Robert de Carier as holding lands in Cumberland in 1332. 
Early History of the De cariais family
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De cariais 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 De cariais include Carier, Carrier, Carriere and others.
Early Notables of the De cariais family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Benjamin Carier . (1566-1614), English Catholic controversialist, born in Kent. He was the son of Anthony Carier, a learned minister of the church...
Migration of the De cariais family
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 De cariais were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Carrier, who came to Maryland in 1662; Jean Carrier, who is on record in Montreal in 1660; Charles Ignace Carrier, an Acadian, who arrived in South Carolina in 1756.