When Mary Carter was born in 1877, in Waimea, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, her father, Alfred Wellington Carter, was 36 and her mother, Hannah Keawemauhili Purdy, was 44. She married David Hoke on 6 January 1928, in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States. She lived in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, United States in 1920 and Kauai, Hawaii, United States in 1930.
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’.