Charles Carter

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Carter was born on 17 August 1826, in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Daniel Carter, was 29 and his mother, Jane Janet Kennedy, was 37. He married Esther Geddes in 1847. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 49 years. He died on 15 September 1875, in Brookfield, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 49.

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Charles Carter
Esther Geddes
Marriage: 1847
Theodore Angevine Carter
Florence Carter
William Carter
Celia Ann Carter
Everett Carter
Alexander Carter
Wallace W. Carter
Ellinor Carter
Etta Carter

Sources (22)

  • Charles Carter, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Charles Carter, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Charles Carter, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: shortened form of McCarter .

Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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