Meaning and Origin of: Carnegie

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish : habitational name from a place called Carnegie, near Carmyllie in Angus, probably named in Gaelic as cathair an eige ‘fort at the gap’.
  • The industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) was born in Dunfermline, Scotland; he came with his family to Allegheny, PA, in 1848.