Carter (name)

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Carter
Family name
Cartercoatofarms.jpg
The original Carter Coat of Arms in possession of the family
Meaning "transports goods by cart"
Region of origin England
Footnotes: [1]

Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon.[2] It is the 64th most common surname in the United Kingdom.[3] Within the United States, it is ranked as the 40th-most common surname.[4]

People with the surname[edit]

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  • Dale Carter (born 1969) American professional football player
  • Dan Carter (born 1982), New Zealand rugby union player
  • Daniel Carter (contemporary), American free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player
  • Darren Carter (born 1983), English football player
  • Dave Carter (1952–2002), American folk singer and songwriter
  • David Carter (born 1952), New Zealand politician, member of the National Party
  • David Carter, CBE (born 1927), a British industrial designer and educator.
  • Deana Carter (born 1966), American singer-songwriter of country music
  • Derrick Carter, DJ / Producer / Remixer and creator of Boompty House a derivative of Chicago House Music
  • Desmond Keith Carter (1967–2002), American who was executed in North Carolina for a 1992 murder
  • Dixie Carter (1939–2010), American actress
  • Don Carter (dates unknown), founder and former owner of the Dallas Mavericks
  • Duane Carter (contemporary), American Formula One driver in the Indianapolis 500
  • Dudley C. Carter (1891–1991), Canadian-American woodcarver whose work was influenced by First Nations people in British Columbia
  • Duncan Carter-Campbell of Possil (8th of Possil) OBE Colonel (1911–1990) a Scottish Soldier
  • Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., rapper known as "Lil Wayne"

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  • Hamish Carter (born 1971), New Zealand triathlete
  • Harry Carter (date unknown–1983), English schoolmaster and creator of Norfolk Village signs
  • Hazel Carter (dates unknown) American who stowed away on a ship to France during World War I to be with her husband
  • Helena Bonham Carter (born 1966), British actress
  • Henry John Carter (1813–1895), British surgeon who also carried out work in geology and zoology
  • Herbert Augustine Carter ([?]–1916), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Hodding Carter II (1907–1972), American journalist and author
  • Howard Carter (1874–1939), English archaeologist and Egyptologist
  • H. Adams Carter (1914–1995), American linguist, mountaineer and editor of the American Alpine Journal
  • Hugh Carter (1920–1999), American politician

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  • Quincy Carter (born 1977), American professional football player

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  • Sara Carter (1898–1979), American country music musician
  • Sarah Carter (born 1980), Canadian actress
  • Shawn Corey Carter (born 1969), American rapper better known as "Jay-Z"
  • Shayne Carter (born 1964), New Zealand rock singer
  • Shonie Carter (born 1971), American mixed martial artist
  • Sonny Carter (1947–1991), American astronaut
  • Stacy Carter (born 1971), known as Miss Kitty or The Kat, American professional wrestler
  • Stephen L. Carter (born 1954), American law professor, legal- and social-policy writer, columnist, and novelist
  • Sydney Carter (1915–2004), English poet and songwriter: "Lord of the Dance"

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Fictional people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British surnames - origin
  2. ^ MFnames.com - Origin and Meaning of Carter
  3. ^ British surnames
  4. ^ U.S. Census Bureau; "Frequently Occurring First Names and Surnames From the 1990 Census, (Table) Name Files dist.all.last"; published May 9, 1995; <http://www.census.gov/genealogy/names/dist.all.last>

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