Motto Translated: Patience is victorious in hardship
Spelling variations include: Carter, Carters and others.
First found in Winchester where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Ambrose Carter who settled in Virginia in 1663; along with Anto, Boham, Charles, Elizabeth, Ffrances, Giles, Henry, Hester, John, Lydia, Margerie, Mary, Nathaniel, Paul, Phyllis, Rich, Robert, Thomas, Thompson, William Carter, all settled in Virginia between 1630 and 1635. Many others settled in New England, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania at a later period. In Newfoundland, John settled in Old Perlican in 1682.
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