Card History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Card family

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.

Important Dates for the Card family

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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.

Early Notables of the Card family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Card family to 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.

Card migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • John Card who settled in Virginia in 1654 with his wife Mary
  • Edward Card, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • Rich Card, who arrived in Virginia in 1662 [1]
  • John Card, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
Card Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Card, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • J Card, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • S Card, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]

Card migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [2]
  • John Card, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" [3]
  • William Card, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Agincourt" [3]
  • William Card, aged 18, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [3]
  • John Card, aged 15, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Agincourt" in 1850 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Card migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Card Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Mary Card, (b. 1809), aged 47, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]
  • Miss Harriett Card, (b. 1832), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]
  • Miss Ellen Card, (b. 1839), aged 17, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]
  • Miss Anne Card, (b. 1841), aged 15, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]
  • Mr. Henry Card, (b. 1846), aged 10, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Sir Edward Paget" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd July 1856 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Card (post 1700)

  • David Card, Canadian-born, American economist and professor at the University of California, Berkeley
  • 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
  • Clellan Card, American radio broadcaster
  • Charles Ora Card, American Mormon pioneer
  • Andrew Hill Card Jr. (b. 1947), American Chief of Staff of the President
  • Carl Guy Card (1892-1977), American politician, Mayor of East Lansing, Michigan, 1937-47 [5]
  • Arthur M. Card, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of Groton, Connecticut, 1947-57 [5]
  • Andrew Hill Card Jr. (b. 1947), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1988; U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1992-93 [5]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Card family

HMS Royal Oak
  • Albert Robert William Card (1923-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The AGINCOURT 1850. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Agincourt.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html
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