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The Anglo-Saxon name Carder comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who worked as a carder. The surname denotes the occupation of a carder of wool, an occupation frequented by women during medieval times.
The surname Carder was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Carder include Carder, Cardere, Cardar, Cardare, Carderre and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carder research. Another 420 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1379, 1500, 1570, 1670, and 1750 are included under the topic Early Carder History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Carder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Carder or a variant listed above:
Carder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Carder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Carder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Carder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Carder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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