Cardon Family History

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Cardon Name Meaning

French: from Old Norman French cardon ‘thistle’ (a diminutive of carde, from Latin carduus), hence a topographic name for someone who lived on land overgrown with thistles, an occupational name for someone who carded wool (originally a process carried out with thistles and teasels), or perhaps a nickname for a prickly and unapproachable person. French: possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard. English: variant spelling of Carden, cognate with 1.

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

Similar surnames: Carden, Caron, Cardo, Bardon, Cordon, Carton, Pardon, Cardin, Carda

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Cardon Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cardon name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cardon. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Native American—North, Central, South


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Cardon Family Origin

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Cardon Family Occupations

What did your Cardon ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Diamond Setter, Embroidery Designer and General Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cardon. A less common occupation for the Cardon family was Labourer In Shipyard. The most common Cardon occupation in the UK was Diamond Setter. 14% of Cardon's were Diamond Setters.

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  • Diamond Setter

  • Embroidery Designer

  • General Lab

  • Labourer In Shipyard


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

Cardon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cardon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardon 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 Cardon. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cardon. For the veterans among your Cardon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cardon Life Expectancy

What is the average Cardon lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cardon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Cardon in 1957 was 59, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cardon 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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