Last Name CARTER


Meaning The carter. 'Cart' is really a diminutive of 'car.'
A name of trade, one who drives a cart. 'Cairtear,' Gaelic, a tourist, a sojourner.
Origin English, Jewish, Arabic, Dutch, French, Native American, Chilean, Irish, Lebanese, Falkland, Belgian, South african

Rank 46 (2000 US census) 40 (1990 US census)
Count 362,548 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 60.51%, or 219378 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 34.99%, or 126856 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.39%, or 1414 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.71%, or 2574 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.88%, or 6816 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.52%, or 5511 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Longest last names

The 2000 USA census contains more than 150,000 surnames. The longest surnames contain 15 characters each. There are 23 names like that. There could be more of those last names in reality. Firstly because it has been 10+ years since the survey and we could have gotten...

Scottish surnames

Scottish last names divide themselves into two classes: Highland and Lowland.
In very few instances the names were considered before the eleventh century. They became significantly better known only since the thirteen century.
Just like English and other last n...

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

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