Cardozo Family History
Cardozo Name Meaning
Portuguese and Spanish: variant of Cardoso . This surname is also found in western India where it was taken by Portuguese colonists. Jewish (Sephardic): adoption of the Iberian surname (see 1 above) at the moment of conversion to Roman Catholicism. After the return to Judaism (generations later) some descendants retained the name their families used as Catholics.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022