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Cardon Family History

Cardon Name Meaning
French: from Old Norman French cardon ‘thistle’ (a diminutive of carde, from Latin carduus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived on land overgrown with thistles, an occupational name for someone who carded wool (originally a process carried out with thistles and teasels), or perhaps a nickname for a prickly and unapproachable person.French: possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard.English: variant spelling of Carden, cognate with 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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13,399 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,044 Military Records
1,460 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Cardon Families

  • Number of Cardon families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cardon families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cardon families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cardon Family Origin

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Cardon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cardon

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Cardon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cardon Civil War Service Records

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