Du carrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Du carrier family
The surname Du carrier 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 Du carrier family
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Du carrier 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. Du carrier has been spelled many different ways, including Carier, Carrier, Carriere and others.
Early Notables of the Du carrier 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...
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Migration of the Du carrier family
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 Du carriers to arrive in North America: 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.
- Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)