The origin of the name dates to 900-1000 where Charpentier comes from Old French, Late Latin: carpentarius artifex or wainwright, equivalent to Latin carpent(um) two wheeled carriage ( < Celt; cf. OIr carpad chariot) + arius - ARY; see ER2.
^Combined from several sources including: "Webster's New Universal Unabridged Dictionary" 1996 by Barnes & Noble Books and "Concise Oxford Dictionary - 10th Edition by Oxford University Press.
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