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Carter Family ~Coat of Arms


Carter Family Coat of Arms


Carter Family Origins

Carter is of English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon. The name is derived from Anglo-Norman caretier, which is further derived from the Old French caret ("carrier"). An alternate derivation may be the Gaelic term for tourist or sojourner, cairtear


Motto - Victrix patientia Duris

Motto Translated - Patience is victorious in hardship

First found in Winchester, where the carter family was seated from ancient times.

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Ambrose Carter, who settled in Virginia in 1663; Thomas Carter and his wife Frances, who came to Philadelphia in 1685 with their children Thomas, Henry, Ann, and John, Chris Carter, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1705

U.S. President

James Earl Carter, Jr.

Born -October 1, 1924,

Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States


and the Nobel Peace laureate in 2002

Carter is the 40th most common family name in the United States



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