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 Ireland,Scotland, England
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Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of Irish, Scottish and English origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon originally believed to be of Gaelic and Celtic origins and a possible form of the names McCarthy, McArthur, or McCarter. Mc generally means son of.[2] However it is known to be from the Gaelic word Cairt meaning cart. It is the 44th most common surname in the United States and 56th most common in the United Kingdom.[1]

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  • Ian Carter (born 1967), British-born Canadian soccer player

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

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  • Yannick Carter (born 1984), Canadian football linebacker
  • Yvonne Carter (1959–2009), British doctor and Dean of Warwick Medical School

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