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Cart Name Meaning
Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McCart. English: from Middle English cart(e) ‘cart’ (from Old English cræt, Old Norse kartr), hence a metonymic occupational name for a carter or cartwright. French: from Old Occitan cart, a variant of quart, a term which in the Middle Ages denoted a tax levied on wine; hence possibly a metonymic occupational name for a tax collector.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press