Carder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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. 
Early Origins of the Carder family
The surname Carder was first found in Yorkshire, where the first records of the family appeared in the source Freemen of York. it was there that John le Carder, 7 Edward III and Robert de Coleby, carder, 8 Edward III were listed. A few years later, Margareta Cardar was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. 
Early History of the Carder family
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Carder Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Carder family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Peter Carder, (fl. 1577-1586), a Cornish mariner from "St. Veriun who, according to his own story, a seaman of the Pelican with Drake when she sailed from England on her voyage round the world in November 1677. In October 1578, the ship being then in the Straits of Magellan, Carder was one of eight men in the pinnace who in a gale lost sight of the ship, and, not being able to sight her again, made the mainland and followed alone the shore to St. Julian, living on shellfish and such fish as...
In the United States, the name Carder is the 4,255th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. 
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 United States in the 20th Century
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:
Carder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century