When James Carr was born in 1850, in Elk Creek Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Calvin Carr, was 33 and his mother, Sophia Sanford, was 26.
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 .
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