First name origin & meaning:
Old English: Cart driver
First name variations: Cartrell, Carter
Last name origins & meanings:
- French: variant of Chartier.
- The explorer Jacques Cartier (born in St. Malo; 1491?–1557)
arrived at the site of modern Quebec in the winter of 1535–36.
Hoping to get to China, he got upriver of Montreal, where he was
stopped by the rapids, which he named ‘Lachine’ (‘China’).
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