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Carderre is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Carderre family

The surname Carderre 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. [2]

Early History of the Carderre family

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Carderre Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Carderre has appeared include Carder, Cardere, Cardar, Cardare, Carderre and others.

Early Notables of the Carderre 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...
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Migration of the Carderre family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Carderre arrived in North America very early: Richard Carder who arrived in Boston in 1636.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6) on Facebook