Carter Family History

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Carter Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret (see Cartier). 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 originally derived from Celtic. Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Carver, Cater, Carder, Canter, Harker, Easter, Barter, Carton, Marter

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Carter Family Origin

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Carter Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • School

    3%
  • Servant

    3%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carter. The most common Carter occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Carter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Carter family was Servant.

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Carter Life Expectancy

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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