Cardin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Cardin begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the village of Carden in the county of Cheshire. This surname is derived from the Old English word cairn which was a rock structure, often as simple as a small pile of stones, serving as a memorial or marker of an important place. The surname may have also used been used as a nickname for a stubborn person. In such a case, it would have been derived from the word Cardon, meaning thistle.
Early Origins of the Cardin family
The surname Cardin was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cardin family
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Cardin Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cardin has undergone many spelling variations, including Carden, Cardon, Cardin, Cawarden and others.
Early Notables of the Cardin family (pre 1700)
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Cardin World Ranking
In the United States, the name Cardin is the 7,693rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name.  However, in Quebec, Canada, the name Cardin is ranked the 971st most popular surname.  And in France, the name Cardin is the 2,322nd popular surname with an estimated 2,788 people with that name. 
Migration of the Cardin family to Ireland
Some of the Cardin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 67 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Cardin migration to the United States ||+|
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cardin were among those contributors:
Cardin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Cardin, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1833
| Cardin migration to Canada ||+|
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cardin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Mathelin Cardin, who arrived in Canada in 1664
- Noel Cardin married in 1669 in Ameau, Quebec
- Maurice Cardin married in 1695 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Cardin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean-Baptiste Cardin, born in 1677 who married in Quebec in 1702
- Marguerite Cardin married in 1722 in the same town
- Pierre Cardin married in 1735 in Sorel
- Jean-Baptiste Cardin married in 1764 in Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska
- Joseph Cardin married in 1773 in the same town
|Contemporary Notables of the name Cardin (post 1700) ||+|
- Louis Joseph Lucien Cardin PC QC (1919-1988), American-born, Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Richelieu-Verchères (1952-1967)
- Benjamin Louis "Ben" Cardin (b. 1943), American politician, United States Senator from Maryland (2007-)
- Jacob L. Cardin, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1956 
- Benjamin Louis Cardin (b. 1943), American Democratic Party politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1967-86; Speaker of the Maryland State House of Delegates, 1979-86 
- Pierre Cardin (1922-2020), born Pietro Cardin, is an Italian-born, French fashion designer, known for what were his avant-garde style and Space Age designs, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and FAO Goodwill Ambassador on 16 October 2009
- Louis-Pierre-Paul Cardin (1840-1917), Canadian notary and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Richelieu (1886-1892)
- Denny Cardin (b. 1988), Italian footballer
- Claude Cardin (b. 1941), Canadian former AHL and NHL ice hockey left winger
- Serge Cardin (b. 1950), Canadian politician, MLA for Sherbrooke (2012-)
- Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin PC (1879-1946), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Richelieu-Verchères (1935-1946)
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|Historic Events for the Cardin family ||+|
- Alice Cardin, who was traveling aboard the ship "SS Atlantic" when it struck rocks off Nova Scotia in 1873, died in the sinking
- Margaret Cardin, who was traveling aboard the ship "SS Atlantic" when it struck rocks off Nova Scotia in 1873, died in the sinking
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.