When Allen Byrd Carter was born on 15 November 1851, in Alabama, United States, his father, Samuel Carter, was 45 and his mother, Sarah Mullins, was 41. He married Harriett Catherine Hughes on 9 February 1871, in Election Precinct 5 Henry, Pickens, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Terrell, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Beat 2 Chipola, Henry, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 8 January 1896, in Walton, Florida, United States, at the age of 44, and was buried in De Funiak Springs, Walton, Florida, United States.
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’.