Anglo-Saxon name Cardea comes from when the family resided in an inhospitable or barren area. Cardea is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.
Early Origins of the Cardea family
Wiltshire, where the Cardea family held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was William Cart, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Wiltshire in 1176.
Early History of the Cardea family
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Cardea Spelling Variations
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. Cardea has been recorded under many different variations, including Cart, Carte, Carta and others.
Early Notables of the Cardea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardea family to Ireland
Some of the Cardea family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cardea family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cardea or a variant listed above: William Cart, who settled in Virginia in 1654; as did Mary Cart in 1741; J.J. Carte, who came to New England in 1793 with his wife and two sons, and James Carte, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848..
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