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Kardos Family History

Kardos Name Meaning

Hungarian and Jewish (from Hungary): from kard ‘sword’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a warrior or a status name for a swordsman, i.e. a nobleman who had the right to wear a sword. As a Jewish surname it was ornamental. Czech (Kardoš): variant of Kardas.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cardo, Jaros, Cardon, Aros, Bardon, Kardas, Bartos, Karol, Ardon

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Where is the Kardos family from?

You can see how Kardos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kardos family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kardos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 22 Kardos families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Kardos's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kardos families in 1920.
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What did your Kardos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kardos. 34% of Kardos men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kardos women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kardos were Machinist 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
    34%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Butcher
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    15%
  • New Worker
    12%
  • Sewing Machine Operator
    9%
  • Operator
    9%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

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

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What is the average Kardos lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Kardos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Kardos in 1957 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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