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Cardinal Name Meaning

English, French, Spanish, and Dutch: from Middle English, Old French cardinal ‘cardinal’, the church dignitary (Latin cardinalis, originally an adjective meaning ‘crucial’). The surname may have denoted a servant who worked in a cardinal’s household, but was probably more often bestowed as a nickname on someone who habitually dressed in red or who had played the part of a cardinal in a pageant, or on one who acted in a lordly and patronizing manner, like a prince of the Church.

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


Similar surnames: Cardinale, Carden, Carda, Carmin, Carnal, Harding, Gardin, Farina

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Cardinal Family Origin

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Cardinal Family Occupations

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  • Baker Employing 2 Men

    7%
  • Boot Maker

    7%
  • Bootbinder

    7%
  • Bricklayer

    7%

In 1881, the most common Cardinal occupation in the UK was Baker Employing 2 Men. 7% of Cardinal's were Baker Employing 2 Mens. Baker Employing 2 Men, Boot Maker and Bootbinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cardinal. A less common occupation for the Cardinal family was Bricklayer.

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Cardinal Historical Records

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Cardinal Life Expectancy

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