Le carier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Le carier family
The surname Le carier 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 Le carier family
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Le carier Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Le carier has been recorded under many different variations, including Carier, Carrier, Carriere and others.
Early Notables of the Le carier 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 Le carier family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Le carier or a variant listed above: 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.