First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Cart driver
First name variations: Cartier, Cartrell
Last name origins & meanings:
- 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.
Irish: reduced form of McCarter.
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