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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French (Carrière) : topographic name for someone who lived on a fairly major thoroughfare, originally a road passable by vehicles as well as pedestrians (from Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative of carrum ‘cart’).
  • Italian : occupational name for a carter or cartwright (see Carriero).
  • A bearer of the name from Guyenne is documented in Montreal in 1670.

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