146,168 CARPENTER members around the world
CARPENTER Family HistoryThis ancient and widespread name is of early medieval English origin, and is an occupational name for a worker in wood, a "carpenter". The surname derives from the Anglo-Norman French term "carpentier", developed in England after the Conquest of 1066, and deriving from the Late Latin "carpentarius", cartwright, from "carpentum", cart, a word of Gaulish origin. This surname has the rare distinction of retaining its original spelling of the 12th Century into modern English, and is one of a select group of occupational surnames developed from essential and skilled employment during the Middle Ages; other examples are Smith, Farrar, Cartwright, Miller, Tanner, and Tiler...
Join the conversation with the CARPENTER tribe
- Find your CARPENTER ancestor
- Tell us about your CARPENTER Family
- Tell us about your CARPENTER ancestors
- Ask a question about the CARPENTER history
- Leave a message for CARPENTER family members
Invite more CARPENTER family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the CARPENTER tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the CARPENTER live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!