When Robert Lewis Carter was born on 25 January 1883, in Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, his father, Alfred Wellington Carter, was 41 and his mother, Hannah Keawemauhili Purdy, was 50. He married Maraea Ulii Paahao about 1904, in Kukuihaele, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1920 and Representative District 1, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States in 1940. He died on 18 September 1940, in Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Hawaii, Hawaii, 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’.