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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


Similar surnames: Carden, Caron, Cardo, Bardon, Cordon, Carton, Pardon, Cardin, Carda

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Where is the Cardon family from?

You can see how Cardon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cardon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Cardon families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cardon's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cardon families in 1840.
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What did your Cardon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cardon. 23% of Cardon men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cardon women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardon were Manager and Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Manager
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardon. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cardon. For the veterans among your Cardon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardon lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cardon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Cardon in 1957 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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