Last name: Carr

This interesting surname is of English, Scottish and Irish origin, and has three possible source, the first being a variant of Kerr, which is of Northern English and Scottish origin, and is a topographical name for someone who lived near a patch of wet ground overgrown with brushwood. The name is derived from the Middle English (1200 - 1500) "kerr", from the Old Norse "kjarr". The second source is Irish, and it is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Carra", descendant of Carra, a byname meaning "spear". The third source is also Irish, and it is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "MacGiolla Chathair", son of the servant of Cathar, a personal name derived from "cath", battle. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "O", meaning grandson, or male descendant of, or "Mac" denoting "son of". The surname development since 1200 (see below) includes: Robert Ker (1231, Northumberland); William Carre (1279, Oxfordshire); and John del Car (1332, Lancashire). Among the recordings from Scottish Church Registers are: the marriage of John Carr and Emilia Macullum, on June 23rd 1807, at Irvine, Ayr, and the marriage of Thomas Carr and Margaret Mar, on August 21st 1809, also at Irvine, Ayr. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Osbert de Ker, which was dated circa 1200, in the "Records of the Abbey of Rivaulx", Yorkshire, during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Alyssa carr

My name is Alyssa Carr my brother is Tristan Carr our dad is Nathan Carr born in Coventry england he has 5 other siblings (aunt Maurice (reice) micha Arron shellen akita) my grand dad is Maurice was born late 30's in a small village in england has 12 aunts and uncles the youngest one is 2/3 years older then him his wife is Elizabeth if anyone has any connection please email me


my great great great grandfather was Edwin CARR born about 1806 in Dublin, Ireland died 26 Mar 1864 in Brown River, Rolleston (Near Springsure), Qld, Australia my email is if anyone is also related to edwin carr please contact me

jamie carr

Jamie carr from england,my dad michael francis carr his dad was also michael carr,we have land in ireland still and are trying to re claim as my dad is the eldest son but has never been officially notified to claim the land and dish out to his siblings,can anyone help? the farm was turned into holiday homes.

Simon Carr

I'm Simon Carr, Father Michael Carr, Grandfather Harry Carr. all from Swansea, Wales.

ann white

My dad was Harry Carr from Nothwood, and my mum name was Doris Clayton from Burslem, Both from stoke on trent, stafffordshire, England, he had a brother's sam & jack, both served in ww2, and a sister phebbie.

Tamara Carr Young

My grandmother's maiden name is Carr and it's my middle name. I want to learn more about her side of the family.

Alex-Ann Carr

I'm a Carr from Liverpool :)


My grandad was Thomas Carr from Walton livepool

William J. Carr
My fathers name was Thomas. Francis Carr he was from Clifton in Conamara County Galway Ireland, lived in So.Boston,Ma. His fathers name was Thomas E.Carr who left the family & went to New York City &was never heard of again.

My name is Virginia CARR-Martinez. My hobby is genealogy, and seeing that our KARRs were in Germany back to at least 1600, Hans KARR magistrate of Schwaigern, Baden-Wurttenburg. Boy was I surprised to find the originin was SCOTLAND back beore 1300. Now I'm going to to go crazy until I find out what a Scots family was doing in Germany, unless the were mercenaries. Now I'm going A-HUNTING! PS our KARR/CARR was spelled various ways back in BERKELY CO. PA. When the moved to Virginia ca 1750 it was changed to CARR
My name is Rodger Carr, and found out my last name was spelled Kerr or Ker at the beinning. I'm doing a family tree. I was doing research on the family tree, and came across a book on the Carr name. The book name is the Carr Book, by Arthur Carr. Before I had to say it's my family in the book I did a lot of time, and research. Happy to say yes it's right. I live in the U.S.A

James Carr
My name is James R. Carr, was bored and decided to do some research. This is very interesting to. Live in U.S. serving in the military. Didn't really know much about the Carr history.

chase carr
My name is Charles Edward Carr II and this is awesome to know

Carrie Carr Neltner
My fathers name is Charles Frances Carr and my brother is Charles Timothy Carr

Atiya Stanford
My dad's last name is Carr :) and my mom's last name is stanford

victoria carr
hey people im 13 about to be 14 and my bday wish is to learn my family history. and ive always new i was irish . im a proud irish person and proud of it, make fun of irish people and i will beat you to a pulp. peace!!!! this has been really helpful for me!!!!! if anyone can give me more info on the surname Carr email me at DO IF YOU FIND ANY MORE INFO

Kendrea carr
Hi my names is Kendrea Carr and my grandfathers name was Harold Mack Carr and i wanted to find out some of my family history.

Hi, My Grandfather is a Carr - from wiltshire... anyone else?

Eddie Carr

My dad was born in Erlstoke Wiltshire, Grandad Carr remarried to Alice Holloway of Erlstoke and moved to New Zealand 1926

Robin McGrew
My grandmother was Ruth Carr Reiff, she passed in 1968 on Long Island NY, I am looking for Carr family history.
hi I started a Carr family tree. When I was searching the family last name I came across a book name The Carr Book by Arthur Carr. Before taking it as the right sorce I did reserach, and found out it's right. If you like to look it up and read it you have to go to your library, but you may not take it out.

Debra Carr Kimble
My father's name is Robert Merle Carr and his father's name was Thomas and I know that my family can be traced farther back than the 1700s

Edward john carr jnr
my name is Edward john carr jnr from wexford Ireland don't know much about my family name history but this bit was great to know.

Marimar Carr
Hi. My father was Ronald John, his father John Thomas; then Charles William, then Charles Robert, then Achyndachy (!) and finally his father Charles (born c. 1774). All born in the East End of London, all metalworkers and gunsmiths, except Ronald who was an engineer.

Lucy Jean Lowes
My name was Carr before i married (Lucy Jean Carr daughter of John Carr My dad was the son of James Edward Carr he was the son of Thomas Carr who was the son of Nathaniel Brierley Carr who was the son of Simon Carr, all from Lancashire and Yorkshire.

Deirdre Mooney(Carr)
my name is Deirdre Carr,now married to Mooney,im the daughter of William Carr and the grand daughter of Luke Carr!The family were originally from warrenpoint/Burren in co-down N-ireland but moved to Liverpool,were my granda was born!They moved back to Newry,co-down in 1902/03 when my granda was 12!!

Rosemary Carr from Forest Hill Md.. Father was Chester Carr & His Father Willard Grayson Carr

Paul Carr
My name is Paul Carr son of Maurice Vincent Carr and we hail from the town of Blaydon in NE england.Geordie and proud of it!!!

Eric Ray Carr
oh and ive always heard the carr motto is "Sero Sed Serio" wich means late but earnest (:

Eric Ray Carr
Hi! my names Eric Ray Carr from Rochester Pennsylvania my fathers name is Craig Steven Carr

Nichola Carr
My name is Nichola Carr. Daughter of Colin and Lynne Carr. My fathers family all hail from Southampton, England but are thought to have originated from Ireland at some point in the distant past.

kelly desjardins
Hello, I am the grand daughter of Maud Carr (Carroll), who was born approximately in 1880, and grew up in the Point Alexander area of Ontario, Canada (near Ottawa). Her father, who's name I'm not sure of, did very well in the lumber business, but lost most of his wealth in a conflict with the EB Eddy company. Maud had at least two brothers named Kenneth and Alexander, and two sisters named Pearl and Beatrice. If this sounds familiar to anyone, I would truly appreciate any additional information.

Nicholas Carr
hi my name is Nicholas Carr,father was henry William Carr,grandfather Albert earnest Carr,all coming from the east end of London hackney.

my grandmother maiden name is Carr. desendants of slaves and roots in southeastern louisiana "the swamp"

carol carr
my name is carol marie carr daughter of micheal carr true headstrong and ambitious to my name and proud to be one of the clan

ronald carr
my name is ronald carr the son of johnathan carr

Barry Carr, Birkenhead North England, true leader of the Armies of the North

royann carr
I am Althea Carr live in Antigua and Barbuda (West Indies). Great granddaughter of James Carr (died), granddaughter of Edgar Carr (died 1983), Daughter of Sylvan Carr ( live in England). We are proud, bold, ambitious, intelligent, and head strong people. There will be a family reunion held for the Carr's in Antigua. The last week in July of 2012. All are invited. For more info contact Ian Barthley on HAVE A BLESS DAY!

William Carr
I am William Carr. Son of Charles Carr. My grandfather was also Charles Carr and his father was Henry Carr who Came from Ireland sometime between 1817 and 1840, to Liverpool Lancashire U.K. I have yet to find which county he came from. Has anyone got an association?

John McGuinness
Hello William, was your great grandfather Henry married to Margaret McGinnis?

Chris Carr
I'm Christopher Carr. My father was Robert Joseph Henry Carr who was born and lived in Liverpool. According to my nephew (who did some research)our family are from Ireland but landed originally in Manchester,

victoria carr
hey people im 13 about to be 14 and my bday wish is to learn my family history. and ive always new i was irish . im a proud irish person and proud of it, make fun of irish people and i will beat you to a pulp. peace!!!! this has been really helpful for me

christopher carr
my name is alsho chris carr but son of malcolm and sandra from wales (cardiff) grandfather is walter carr and my father is one if 6 were a pritty big clan lol down here in cardiff loads of us typical irish routes i think if you regard size.

mike carr
Hi, my name is mike carr from new zealand, my dads name is terry carr,his dad was william carr, mum was dora carr. williams dad was hugh carr from cove in county cork,mum was kate grogan from cork and the grogan hotel,william carr was born at the grogan hotel in cork, does anyone know anything more. regards mike.

Kayla Carr
My last name is Carr!!!

Simon Carr
I'm Simon Carr son of Steve Carr son of Roy Carr (now this sounds like something from 'The Hobbit'...), from Berkshire, England. We are all English as far back as I know of.

Louise Carr
My father is Alistar Jackson Munro Carr

Megan Carr
I'm Megan Carr, daughter of Charlie Carr from Hitchin. My partner is a Gedge, so I'm reluctant to give up my wonderful surname! :)

David Carr
my name is David Carr born in GA, Father is George Alan Carr born In GA

ciara-marie carr
My name is Ciara-Marie Carr, son of david carr who is from manchester :D

martin carr
My name is Martin Carr grandson of Martin Carr from Tonabrocky Galway

Grainne Cunningham
My name is Gráinne Cunningham daughter of Anne Carr from Mayo, Ireland.

Evangeline Carr
Evangeline Carr my father was Walter William, son of Howard Buckley from Nova Scotia Canada

samuel carr
I like ur name .U bear the same name with my sister

david carr
my name is David Carr, from Kansas. My Grandfather was John Jackson Carr, originally from arkansas

Kristel Carr
Hi my name is Kristel Carr, My Grandfather Courtney Carr Jr., originally from Arkansas

Gayle Foster
We are related, I think. John Jackson Carr, son of Joseph and Mary Carr.

Renee Pagenkopf
Hi Gayle, Yes you are related to David from Ks..he is my first cousin. Thanks for all you do for our family tree! See you on ANC!

Renee Pagenkopf
David....funny finding you here! Are you doing Genealogy too?? if you have anything from here, would you mind letting me know! I keep thinking this summer i'll get started on the Carr scrapbook...but everytime i sit down to start, i get sidetracked by more new information!

My grandfather was a veterinarian from Kanas. His name was Parker F. Carr

renee pagenkopf
HEY Wcarr, don't know of any vets in my tree..where in Kansas?

stacey moss
hi im stacey moss but my mum's lasted name is carr

I'm Anita and my grandmother's madien name is Carr, she was the only girl of five children, two older brothers and 2 younger brothers. They hailed from Northern Louisiana.

My name is Cheyne Dean Karr (pronounced Shane), this is wonderful!

james carr
my NAME is james Carr from Louth,Ireland

natasha carr

im natasha carr from kingston jamaica and found it very fascinating to find this website been searching for the origin of my last name and would be great to get some in for my grandfather name was Elijah Carr before he pass away and im lookin more info i think his wife is victoria carr