Carr Family History
Carr Name Meaning
Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’ a personal name from the adjective corr ‘pointed’ explained as meaning ‘spear’. As an Ulster surname Carr was often confused with Scottish Kerr . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chathair a Donegal name meaning ‘son of Giolla Cathair’ or ‘the servant (i.e. devotee) of Saint Cathar’. Cathar was a priest and bishop otherwise unknown. Irish: in Galway a shortened Anglicized form of Mac Giolla Chéire see Keary . English (northern) and Scottish: variant of Kerr .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press