Meaning and Origin of: Carrier

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and southern French : from Middle English, Old French car(r)ier (Late Latin carrarius, a derivative of carrum ‘cart’, ‘wagon’, of Gaulish origin); in English an occupational name for someone who transported goods, in French for a cartwright.
  • French : occupational name for a stonemason or quarryman, carrier.