Origins of surname
This is an occupational surname, probably derived from the Celtic word cairt, meaning 'cart'. It probably reached English via the Norman French caretier, which survives as Cartier in modern French surnames, but is not found in Jersey.
Carter goes back to 1668 in Jersey church records, and although it is not possible to trace a direct line from the early 18th century records to this day, it is possible that the early family has survived. There have, of course, been other Carter immigrants over the course of time.
- Descendants of Benjamin Carter
- Descendants of James Carter, ancestry in England for above tree
- Descendants of George Carter
- Descendants of Thomas Carter
- Carter baptisms in Jersey
- Carter marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Carter marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Carter burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Carter family members who served in World War 1
- Presentation to Ambrose Archibald Carter, MM, an ambulance driver, at the Town Hall
World War 2 casualties
Master's Certificate of Charles John Carter, born in St Helier in 1876. He joined the Royal Navy in 1893 and 20 years later, after emigrating to Sydney, he joined the Royal Australian Navy. He married Jessie Convin at Marrickville, NSW, in 1913 and they had three daughters, Mary Ellen, Emily May and Iris Lillian
Ambulance driver Ambrose Carter was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery in the Great War
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