Le carrier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Le carrier family
The surname Le 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 Le carrier family
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Le carrier Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Le carrier include Carier, Carrier, Carriere and others.
Early Notables of the Le 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 Le carrier family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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)