Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the name Cardant date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the village of Carden in the county of Cheshire
. This surname is derived from the Old English word cairn
which was a rock structure, often as simple as a small pile of stones, serving as a memorial or marker of an important place. The surname may have also used been used as a nickname
for a stubborn person. In such a case, it would have been derived from the word Cardon
, meaning thistle
Early Origins of the Cardant family
The surname Cardant was first found in Cheshire
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.
Early History of the Cardant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardant research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Cardant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cardant Spelling Variations
Cardant has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Cardant have been found, including Carden, Cardon, Cardin, Cawarden and others.
Early Notables of the Cardant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardant family to Ireland
Some of the Cardant family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cardant family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cardants to arrive on North American shores:
Cardant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- P Cardant, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Cardant Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.