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Carda Name Meaning

Spanish and Portuguese: from carda ‘teasel’, ‘carder’ (from Latin carduus ‘thistle’), hence a metonymic occupational name for someone who carded (disentangled) wool, the dried heads of teasels and thistles having originally been used for this purpose. Italian (Cardà): probably a topographic name from Greek kardas ‘thistle field’. Czech: nickname for a cunning, clever, or sly person, Old Czech or Moravian dialect carda.

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

Similar surnames: Cardo, Card, Corda, Cerda, Carra, Cada, Korda, Cara, Cardi, Varda

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Where is the Carda family from?

You can see how Carda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Carda family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Carda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Carda families living in Dakota Territory. This was about 50% of all the recorded Carda's in the USA. Dakota Territory had the highest population of Carda families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Carda surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Carda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Carda. 40% of Carda men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Carda women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Carda were Truck Driver and Laundress.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Carda. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Carda 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 533 immigration records available for the last name Carda. 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 290 military records available for the last name Carda. For the veterans among your Carda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Carda lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Carda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1983, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Carda in 1959 was 58, and 76 in 2004.

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