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Carter

Carter is a family name, and also may be a given name. Carter is of Irish, Scottish and English Canadian origin and is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon originally believed to be of Gaelic and Celtic origins and a possible form of the name McCarter. Mc generally means son of. However, it is known to be from the Gaelic word cairt meaning cart, and ultimately from the Latin carettarius. It is the 44th most common surname in the United States, 56th most common in England, 523rd most common in Ireland, and 274th in Scotland. People of European heritage bearing this surname may trace their ancestors back to Ireland, England or Scotland. Within the past 150 years, the Carter surname has been adopted widely by the African American taken from slavemasters by former slaves upon the Emancipation and 13th Amendment. This name is common among African Americans capable of tracing their roots back to the southern United States or Caribbean from the early 20th century onward, with some 35% of name holders of Carter in the United States being of African-American descent and it being the 22nd most common surname for Black Americans.
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