Last name: CARTER

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CARTER : This last name is indexed 1,354,315 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CARTER : 1: English: occupational name for a transporter of goods from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier Old French charetier medieval Latin carettarius carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’ which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt both of which like the Late Latin word were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.2: Irish: shortened form of McCarter.3: Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.4: Americanized form (translation into English) of French Cartier.

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