Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cardena family. The original bearer of the name Cardena, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful place named Cardenas in the region of Castilla la Vieja or in the place named Cardenas in the Rioja region. The place-name Cardenas is derived from the Aragonese word "cardelina," which means goldfinch. In Spanish, local surnames are often preceded by de, which is a prefix that means of or from and is indicative of a toponymic origin.
Early Origins of the Cardena family
Early History of the Cardena family
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Cardena Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cárdenas, de Cárdenas, Cardenas, de Cardenas, Cárdena, de Cárdena, Cardena, de Cardena, Cardenes, de Cardenes, Cardo, de Cardo and many more.
Early Notables of the Cardena family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardena family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cardena Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
Cardena Family Crest Products