Cardon Family History
Cardon Name Meaning
French: from Old Norman French cardon ‘thistle’ (a diminutive of carde, from Latin carduus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived on land overgrown with thistles, an occupational name for someone who carded wool (originally a process carried out with thistles and teasels), or perhaps a nickname for a prickly and unapproachable person. French: possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard. English: variant spelling of Carden, cognate with 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press