Carpentier

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Carpentier
Pronunciation Kar' pen ti ar
Origin
Meaning worker or fixer of wood, builder of wood
Other names
Variant(s) Carpenter (surname), Zimmermann, Zimerman, Zimmerman, Charpentier


Carpentier is a Norman-Picard surname,[1] variant form of French Charpentier[2] and is similar to the English Carpenter, that is borrowed from Norman. In Basse Normandie, the most common form is Lecarpentier.[3]

The words carpentier, charpentier, carpenter are ultimately from Late Latin; carpentarius "artifex" or "wainwright", equivalent to Latin carpent(um) "two wheeled carriage" ( < Celtic (Gaulish) *carbanton ; cf. OIr carpad "chariot") + suffix -arius - ARY; see ER2.[4]

Carpentier may refer to:

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  1. ^ Géopatronyme : repartition by number of birth and French départements of the surname Carpentier [1]
  2. ^ Géopatronyme : repartition by number of birth and French départements of the surname Charpentier [2]
  3. ^ Géopatronyme : repartition by number of birth and French départements of the surname Lecarpentier [3]
  4. ^ 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.