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The ancestors of the name Cardon date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence 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.

Cardon Early Origins



The surname Cardon 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.

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Cardon Spelling Variations


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Cardon Spelling Variations



Cardon has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Carden, Cardon, Cardin, Cawarden and others.

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Cardon Early History


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Cardon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardon research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Cardon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cardon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cardon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cardon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cardon In Ireland


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Cardon In Ireland



Some of the Cardon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 156 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cardons to arrive on North American shores:

Cardon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Cardon who arrived in New England in 1748

Cardon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Cardon, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Juan Cardon, a Spanish Soldier, came to New Orleans in 1831 followed by Manuel Cardova in 1842
  • Juan De Cardon, who landed in Peru in 1892

Cardon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cardon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cardon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cardon (post 1700)



  • J. S. Cardon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1912
  • Charles E. Cardon, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Oakland County 5th District, 1950
  • C. P. Cardon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1920

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Motto


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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: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Cardon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cardon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 23 October 2015 at 10:27.

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