Last name: CARR

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CARR : This last name is indexed 493,951 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CARR : 1: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’ a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’ explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr.2: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop otherwise unknown.3: Irish: in Galway a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire see Keary.4: English (northern) and Scottish: variant of Kerr.

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