From the historical and enchanting region of 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
The surname Cardena was first found in La Rioja, in northern Spain.
Early History of the Cardena family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardena research.Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1529 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Cardena History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cardena 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)
Notable bearers of the family name Cardena were Diego Cárdenas y Macón, a soldier of the Reconquest who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella to recapture Granada; Diego de Cárdenas y Enríquez, created Duke of Maqueda in 1529; Agustín de Cárdenas y Castellón, created... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cardena Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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
- Martín de Cárdena, who settled in Río de la Plata in 1535