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Origin and popularity of the name CARRE


Carre : 1: French (Carré): from Old French carré ‘square’ applied as a nickname for a squat thickset man or a habitational name from any of several places in various parts of France called (Le) Carré named with the same word.2: French: metonymic occupational name for a cartwright or carter from the dialect word carre ‘cart wagon’ (see 3 below).3: English: from Middle English carre ‘cart wagon chariot sled’ (Anglo-Norman French Old French char ‘cart’ from Latin carrus) used to denote a carrier or a cartwright.4: English: sometimes a variant of Carr in northern and eastern (Scandinavian-influenced) counties.5: Catalan (Carré): topographic name from a variant of carrer ‘street’.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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