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Cardenas Name Meaning

Spanish (Cárdenas): habitational name from places in the provinces of Almería and Logroño named Cárdenas, from the feminine plural of cárdeno ‘blue’, ‘bluish purple’ (Late Latin cardinus, from carduus ‘thistle’). Presumably the noun tierras ‘lands’ is to be understood, and the reference is to land covered with bluish plants, such as thistles or vines.

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


Similar surnames: Carden, Barcenas, Arenas, Cardosa, Cadenas, Cadena, Balderas

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Cardenas Family Origin

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Cardenas Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cardenas. 49% of Cardenas men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cardenas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardenas were Labor and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    49%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%

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

Cardenas Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardenas. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Cardenas. For the veterans among your Cardenas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cardenas Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cardenas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cardenas in 1942 was 33, and 67 in 2004.

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