When Walter James Carr was born in 1875, in Gosberton, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Carr, was 40 and his mother, Maria Waite, was 41. He married Elizabeth Simons in January 1900, in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Spalding, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901.
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’, explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname, Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr .
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop, otherwise unknown.
Irish: in Galway, a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire, see Keary .