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MacArtúir, Carter, McCarter


The surname Carter is an occupational name given to one who transports goods by cart or wagon ultimately of Irish and Celtic derivation and an Irish reduced form of the name McCarter or the Scottish-Gaelic Mac Artair with Mc meaning son of and its appearance and pronunciation as Carter being the Anglicized form of the Irish MacArtúir. The name is related to the Gaelic word cairt meaning cart, and ultimately from the Latin carettarius.