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

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Cardosa Family Origin

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Cardosa Family Occupations

What did your Cardosa ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Cardosa. The most common Cardosa occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 50% of Cardosa's were Farm Laborers.

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  • Farm Laborer

    50%
  • Laborer

    50%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cardosa ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cardosa Historical Records

What Cardosa family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cardosa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardosa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cardosa. 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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Draft Card

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

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Cardosa Life Expectancy

What is the average Cardosa lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cardosa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cardosa in 1957 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cardosa

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cardosa ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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