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Meaning and Origin of: Carro

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Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Spanish and Italian (also Del Carro): from carro ‘wagon’, ‘cart’ (from Late Latin carrum, of Gaulish origin), hence a metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright.
  2. Italian (Sicily; Carrò): respelling of the French family name Car(r)aud, from Occitan carral ‘passable by vehicles’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived by such a thoroughfare.
  3. Italian: from carro ’cart’, hence an occupational name for a carter or a cartwright.
  4. Southern Italian: topographic name from Greek kárros, southern Italian carru ‘turkey oak’ (Quercus cerris), or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word.
  5. Altered spelling of various like-sounding names, such as French Carreau and English Carrow.
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