Carbon Family History
Carbon Name Meaning
Italian (northern): variant of Carbone ‘coal charcoal’ (and in North America also an altered form of this). This surname is very rare in Italy. Spanish and Galician (Carbón): from carbón ‘coal charcoal’ a cognate of 1 above and 3 below; see also Italian Carbone . French: regional variant of Charbon from Old French charbon ‘coal’ (from Latin carbo genitive carbonis) applied as a as a metonymic occupational name for a coal miner or coal merchant a topographic name for someone living near an outcrop of coal or a nickname for someone with exceptionally dark skin or hair. Americanized form of Czech Karban .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press