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About The Carter Family
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The Name CARTER first appeared in England  in 1361. The Name is of Norman Descent, The Normans 
Invaded England in 1066 from Normandy,France. The Norman Name for Trailer pulled behind a Horse 
cart is "Cart". The Anglo Saxon term was known as "Craft" or Chariot, and the Roman Latin Name for 
Chariot is "Carrus". The Gaelic term is "Caitear" meaning Tourist or Sojourner.The Name CARTER is 
English Occupational Name meaning Tansporter of Goods by Cart or Wagon.


I am informed by a Lincolnshire Historian that my Mother's Maiden Name,FAULCONBRIDGE, came from 
Antwerp in Belgium.

The Belgium Name for FAULCONBRIDGE is "VALKENBORCH" and in 1640 Sir John VALKENBORCH came to 
England with his Family and settled close to the Lincolnshire Fens.

Sir John VALKENBORCH is responsible for the draining of the Fens at great expense to himself.
His Brother Francis had 11 Children who it is thought carried on his work.

I have seen a map of 17th Century England and the Fens are the only area where the Name 
VALKENBORCH is found, it is not until the 18th Century that the VALKENBORCH Family move away from 
the Fen's,some moved down to the South of England but the Majority settled in and around the 
Midland's area of Nottingham and Mansfield.

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