Last name origins & meanings:
- Spanish: topographic name for someone living by a main road,
carrera ‘thoroughfare’, originally a road passable by vehicles
as well as pedestrians (Late Latin carraria (via), a derivative
of carrum ‘cart’), or a habitational name from any of various
places named with this word.
- Southern Italian: habitational name
from a place named Carrera, cognate with 1.
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