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Updated June 9, 2019

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.

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