Cardey is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in an inhospitable or barren area. Cardey is derived from an Old English word meaning dwellers of the rough ground.
Early Origins of the Cardey family
The surname Cardey was first found in Wiltshire
, where the Cardey family held a family seat
from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was William Cart, who was listed in the Pipe Rolls
Early History of the Cardey family
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Cardey Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cardey family name include Cart, Carte, Carta and others.
Early Notables of the Cardey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardey family to Ireland
Some of the Cardey family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cardey family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cardey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Cart, who settled in Virginia in 1654; as did Mary Cart in 1741; J.J. Carte, who came to New England
in 1793 with his wife and two sons, and James Carte, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1848..