Cardo Family History
Cardo Name Meaning
Spanish and Italian: from cardo ‘thistle’, ‘cardoon’ (Latin carduus), hence a topographic name, or possibly in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a wool carder, thistles having been used for this purpose. Italian: from a short form of a personal name with this ending, such as Accardo, Biancardo (see Biancardi), or Riccardo. Catalan (Cardó): habitational name from a place named Cardó in Catalonia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press