Meaning and Origin of: Carro

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish and Italian (also Del Carro) : from carro‘wagon’, ‘cart’ (from Late Latin carrum, of Gaulish origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright.
  • Italian (Sicily; Carrò) : respelling of the French family name Car(r)aud, from Occitan carral ‘passable by vehicles’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a thoroughfare.
  • Italian : from carro ’cart’, hence an occupational name for a carter or a cartwright.
  • Southern Italian : topographic name from Greek kárros, southern Italiancarru ‘turkey oak’ (Quercus cerris), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.
  • Altered spelling of various like-sounding names, such as French Carreauand English Carrow.