Carde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Carde finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one 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 Carde family
The surname Carde 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 Carde family
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Carde Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Carde has been recorded under many different variations, including Card, Carde and others.
Early Notables of the Carde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carde family to Ireland
Some of the Carde 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.
Carde migration to the United States +
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Carde or a variant listed above:
Carde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Carde, who settled in Virginia in 1642
- Robert Carde, who landed in Virginia in 1642 
Carde 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:
Carde Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Helen Carde, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 
- Michael Carde, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 
- Margaret Carde, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 
Contemporary Notables of the name Carde (post 1700) +
- Lester T. Carde, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ansonia, 1910 
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- ^ 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)
- ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html