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Cardiff Family History

Cardiff Name Meaning
Welsh: habitational name from the Welsh city Cardiff in Glamorgan, named with Welsh caer ‘fort’ + the genitive singular of the river name Taf, from Welsh taf ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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

44,785 Historical Documents with Cardiff on Ancestry
9,931 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,738 Military Records
1,696 Immigration Records
9,733 Census and Voter Lists
21,687 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cardiff Families

  • Number of Cardiff families
     32 - 61
     11 - 31
     1 - 10
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cardiff families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cardiff census records

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Cardiff Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Cardiff families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Cardiff Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cardiff families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to emigration records dating from that era.

Emigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Cardiff Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Cardiff census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Cardiff ancestors, such as occupation.

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Military Service by Cardiff

Did the Cardiffs fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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