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The name Card is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a blacksmith or tin-worker. The surname is derived from the Old French word carde, which means a teasel-head or wool-comb, which both relate to the materials a blacksmith and tin-worker used or made.

Card Early Origins



The surname Card was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Card Spelling Variations


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Card Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Card include Card, Carde and others.

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Card Early History


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Card Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Card research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1500 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Card History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Card Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Card Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Card Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Card In Ireland


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Card In Ireland



Some of the Card family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Card Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Card, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • John Card who settled in Virginia in 1654 with his wife Mary
  • Edward Card, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Rich Card, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • John Card, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Card Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Card, who arrived in Virginia in 1714

Card Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Card, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • J Card, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Card, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Card Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • James Card, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Jonathan Card, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Richard Card, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Richard Card, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • Jonathan Card, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Card Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Truman Card, who landed in Canada in 1834

Card Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Card, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on July 29th, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823
  • John Card, aged 15, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • William Card, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt"
  • William Card, aged 18, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • John Card, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Card Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Alfred T. Card arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Albert Card, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Howrah" in 1874
  • Thomas W. Card, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Card (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Card (post 1700)



  • Claudia Falconer Card (1940-2015), American Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Michael Card (b. 1957), American Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host
  • Orson Scott Card (b. 1951), American author, critic, public speaker and columnist
  • Carl Guy Card (1892-1977), American politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1937-47
  • Arthur M. Card, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Groton, Connecticut, 1947-57
  • Andrew Hill Card Jr. (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1992-93
  • Albert Miller Card (b. 1845), American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Dutchess County, 1866
  • Charles V. Card, American politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives from New Bedford; Elected 1839
  • E. L. Card, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 7th District, 1936
  • Irene L. Card, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1936
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 151 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1823

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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The Card Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Card Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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