Cardosa Family History
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Cardosa Name Meaning
Galician and Portuguese: habitational name from any of various places in Portugal and Galicia named Cardosa. Southern Italian: habitational name from a place named Cardosa, probably from an adjectival derivative of cardo ‘thistle’ (Latin cardosus ‘rich in thistles’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Cardosi, Cardoso, Cardona, Cardo, Carda, Canosa, Cardone, Cardon