Cardo Family History

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Cardo Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from cardo ‘thistle’, ‘cardoon’ (Latin carduus), hence a topographic name, or possibly in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a wool carder, thistles having been used for this purpose. Italian: from a short form of a personal name with this ending, such as Accardo, Biancardo (see Biancardi), or Riccardo. Catalan (Cardó): habitational name from a place named Cardó in Catalonia.

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

Similar surnames: Carda, Cardon, Carro, Pardo, Carbo, Card, Caro, Nardo, Calo, Cerro

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Cardo Family Origin

Where is the Cardo family from?

Cardo Family Occupations

What did your Cardo ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cardo family was Carpenter. Coal Miner, Boot Maker and Boot Maker Master were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cardo. The most common Cardo occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 29% of Cardo's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Boot Maker

  • Boot Maker Master

  • Carpenter


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

Cardo Historical Records

What Cardo family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cardo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Cardo

Passenger List

There are 889 immigration records available for the last name Cardo. 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 404 military records available for the last name Cardo. For the veterans among your Cardo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cardo Life Expectancy

What is the average Cardo lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cardo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cardo in 1965 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cardo

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cardo 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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