Carro Family History
Carro Name Meaning
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. 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. Italian: from carro ’cart’, hence an occupational name for a carter or a cartwright. 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. Altered spelling of various like-sounding names, such as French Carreau and English Carrow.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press