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Carday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Carday is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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 Carday family


The surname Carday 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.

Early History of the Carday family


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Carday Spelling Variations


One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Carday has appeared include Card, Carde and others.

Early Notables of the Carday family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Carday family to Ireland


Some of the Carday 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.

Migration of the Carday family to the New World and Oceana


At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Carday arrived in North America very early: John Card who settled in Virginia in 1654 with his wife Mary; Robert Carde settled in Virginia in 1642.

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