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Carré is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived at the carr, or low lying meadow. The surname is topograghic in origin and is derived from the Old Norse word kjarr which eventually became kerr. The Old English translation is brushwood or wet ground. This surname was given to a person who resided near these physical features.

Carré Early Origins



The surname Carré was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Carré Spelling Variations


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Carré 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 Carré family name include Care, Kare, Carre, Karre and others.

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Carré Early History


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Carré Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carré research. Another 371 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1307, 1500, 1663, 1706, 1646 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Carré History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carré Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carré Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carré Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Carré surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Carré Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Walter Carre, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • Susanna Carre, who landed in Maryland in 1667
  • Grace Carre, who arrived in Maryland in 1667
  • Thomas Carre, who arrived in Maryland in 1668-1670
  • William Carre, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Carré Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Carre, who landed in Virginia in 1714

Carré Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Henry Carre U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. William Carre U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carré (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carré (post 1700)



  • Ferdinand Philippe Edouard Carré (1824-1900), French engineer, best known as the inventor of refrigeration equipment used to produce ice
  • Olivier Carré (b. 1961), French politician, member of the National Assembly of France
  • Marguerite Carré (1880-1947), French soprano
  • Isabelle Carré (b. 1971), French César Award for Best Actress winning actress
  • Albert Carré (1852-1938), French theatre director, opera director, actor and librettist
  • John le Carré (b. 1931), pen name of David John Moore Cornwell, British author of espionage novels, probably best known for his third novel The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1963)
  • Michel Carré (1865-1945), French actor, stage director and film director, son of Michel Carré, the librettist
  • Michel Carré (1821-1872), French librettist

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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Carré Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carré Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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