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Carter family

There are 353,917 people with the Carter surname on MyHeritage.com
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Where do people with the Carter surname come from:
USA
 (67%)
Great Britain
 (20%)
Canada
 (5%)
Australia
 (2%)
New Zealand
 (1%)
Ireland
 (0.7%)
Philippines
 (0.4%)
Germany
 (0.3%)
France
 (0.3%)
Mexico
 (0.2%)
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The meaning of the name Carter:
  1. 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.
  2. Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter.
Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press, Mar 2003
Most popular first names with surname Carter:
Charles Carter   Elizabeth Carter   George Carter   Hannah Carter   James Carter   Jane Carter   John Carter   Margaret Carter   Mary Carter   Nancy Carter   Richard Carter   Robert Carter   Sarah Carter   Thomas Carter   William Carter  
Family sites on MyHeritage with the last name Carter:
Carter Family Web Site, 41 members
Carter Web Site, 39 members
Carter Web Site, 33 members
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