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Card Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who carded wool (i.e. disentangled it), preparatory to spinning, from Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’, an implement used for this purpose. Reduced form of Irish McCard.

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


Similar surnames: Cart, Carda, Ward, Hard, Carp, Cardo, Cord, Bard, Chard, Yard

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Where is the Card family from?

You can see how Card families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Card family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Card families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 88 Card families living in New York. This was about 32% of all the recorded Card's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Card families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Card surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Card ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Card. 17% of Card men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Card women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Card were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Card. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Card census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Card. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Card. For the veterans among your Card ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Card lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Card life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Card in 1943 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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