Cardell Family History

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Cardell Name Meaning

Probably a reduced form of Irish and Scottish McArdle. Catalan or Asturian-Leonese: probably a topographic from a diminutive of card ‘thistle’ (Latin cardus), or, less likely, a habitational name from a place so named in Asturies. Possibly an altered form of Italian Cardelli or Cardello. Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Kardel (see Kardell).

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

Similar surnames: Cardello, Kardell, Cordell, Carnell, Carden, Castell, Carrell

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Cardell Family Origin

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Cardell Family Occupations

What did your Cardell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cardell family was Agr Lab. Farmer, ((Retired Draper)) and Accountant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cardell. The most common Cardell occupation in the UK was Farmer. 37% of Cardell's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • ((Retired Draper))

  • Accountant

  • Agr Lab


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

Cardell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cardell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cardell. For the veterans among your Cardell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cardell Life Expectancy

What is the average Cardell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cardell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Cardell in 1955 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cardell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cardell 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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