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About the Cartwright surname

Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain were the first to use the surname "Cartwright". It's original bearer was a maker of carts & wheels. It's origins is from an Old English word craet-which means cart & wyrtha-wright or maker. Therefore, maker of carts & wagons.

The English family crest, motto is ' Defender of the Fold.' The name was first found in Worcestershire & dated before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Entered by Lesa Bethel (Cartwright)