Carter Family History

Meaning of surname: Carter

Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of Irish, Scottish and English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon originally believed to be of Gaelic and Celtic origins and a possible form of the names McCarthy, McArthur, McCartney or McCarter. Mc generally means son of.[2] However, it is known to be from the Gaelic word cairt meaning cart. It is the 44th most common surname in the United States, 56th most common in England, 523rd most common in Ireland, and 274th in Scotland.[1] Being of Gaelic and Celtic origins the name originated in Ireland and Scotland and later migrated to England where it was reduced to its English pronunciation and form.

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