Cardo Family History
Cardo Name Meaning
Spanish and Italian: from cardo ‘thistle cardoon’ (from 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 called Cardó in Catalonia.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press