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Cardinal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Origins Available: English
The French name Cardinal has a history dating as far back as the Middle Ages. This history is intrinsically entwined with that region known as Languedoc
, for it was derived from when the Cardinal family lived in Languedoc
. But the name may have been of nickname
origin too. In this case, it may have been given to someone who habitually wore red, the color of the vestments worn by cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church.
Early Origins of the Cardinal family
The surname Cardinal was first found in Languedoc
, where the family held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Cardinal family
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Cardinal Spelling Variations
History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations
of the name Cardinal, some of which include Cardinal, Chardinal, Cardinel, Cardonal, Cardonel, Chardonel, Cardenal, Cardenil, Cardinale, Cardinall, Cardinalle, Cardonall, Cardonale, Cardonalle, Cardonell, Cardonelle, Cardonele, Cardonnal, Chardinnal, Cardinnel, Cardonnal, Cardonnel, Cardennal, Cardennil, Cardinnale, Cardinnall, Cardinnalle, Cardonnall, Cardonnale, Cardonnalle, Cardonnell, Cardonnelle and many more.
Early Notables of the Cardinal family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardinal family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cardinal Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Jacques Cardinal, aged 5, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
- Jean Cardinal, aged 1, who landed in Montreal in 1659
- Simon Cardinal, who arrived in Montreal in 1659
Cardinal Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Jean Cardinal married Marie-Cayer at Pointe-Claire, Québec in 1721
- François-Marie Cardinal, son of Pierre and Marie Matou, married Thérèse Brunet, widow of J. B. Parant in 1729 at Pointe-Claire, Québec
- Jean-Baptiste Cardinal, aged 22, son of Pierre and Madeleine César, married Louise Leclerc, daughter of Louis and Isabelle Bastien in 1738 in Montréal, Québec
- François-Amable Cardinal, son of François and Marie-Joseph Meloche, married Marie-Joseph Labrosse, daughter of Raymond and Louise Clément in 1751 at Pointe-Claire, Québec
- Pierre Cardinal, son of Pierre and Geneviève Faucher, married Anne Dufaut, daughter of Joseph and Anne Harel, in 1765 in Montréal, Québec
Cardinal Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Henry Cardinal, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Candahar" in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm
Contemporary Notables of the name Cardinal (post 1700)
- Brian Lee "The Custodian" Cardinal (b. 1977), American former professional basketball player
- Lorne Cardinal, Canadian actor
- Ralph J. Cardinal, American politician, Mayor of Malone, New York, 1935, 1938 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Simone Odette Marie-Thérèse "Marie" Cardinal (1929-2001), French novelist
- Joseph-Narcisse Cardinal (1808-1838), French Canadian notary and politician who was the first person executed for taking part in the Lower Canada Rebellion
- Jean-Guy Cardinal (1925-1979), French-Canadian nationalist politician in Quebec
- Harold Cardinal (1945-2005), Canadian Cree writer, political leader, teacher, negotiator and lawyer
- Fernando Alberto dos Santos Cardinal (b. 1985), known simply as Cardinal, a Portuguese professional futsal player
- Aurèle Cardinal, French-Canadian contemporary architect, urban planner and academic, known for his redevelopment of the Old Port of Montreal
- Tantoo Cardinal CM (b. 1950), Canadian film and television actress of Métis descent
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Historic Events for the Cardinal family
- Friedrich Cardinal (1910-1941), German Oberleutnant zur See who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
The Cardinal Motto
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: L'âme et L'honneur
Motto Translation: My Soul and Honor
Cardinal Family Crest Products
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANDAHAR 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Candahar.htm
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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