as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
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It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Cardinall are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cardinall include: Cardinal, Cardinall, Cordinal, Cordinall and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cardinall or a variant listed above:
Cardinall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Thomas Cardinall, who settled in America in 1754
Cardinall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Durant E Cardinall, aged 46, who arrived in America, in 1894
- Charles James Cardinall, aged 50, who arrived in America, in 1895
- Deniant Cardinall, aged 49, who arrived in America, in 1896