Car Family History
Car Name Meaning
Croatian Serbian Polish Rusyn (from Poland) and Slovenian; Rusyn (from Slovakia; mainly Cár): ironic nickname for an autocratic person from car ‘tsar’. Compare Zarr . Slovenian (Čar): shortened form of Tušar a habitational name for someone from the settlement of Tuše (today Toše) in the Cerkljansko region in Slovene Littoral. Compare Char . French: metonymic occupational name for cartwright or carter from char (from Latin carrus) ‘wagon cart’. Amerindian (Guatemala): Mayan name from a Castilianized form of kar ‘gadfly’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press