Cardos History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cardos family. The original bearer of the name Cardos, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful place named Cardenas in the region of Castilla la Vieja or in the place named Cardenas in the Rioja region. The place-name Cardenas is derived from the Aragonese word "cardelina," which means goldfinch. In Spanish, local surnames are often preceded by de, which is a prefix that means of or from and is indicative of a toponymic origin.

Early Origins of the Cardos family

The surname Cardos was first found in La Rioja, in northern Spain.

Important Dates for the Cardos family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardos research. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1529 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Cardos History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cardos Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cárdenas, de Cárdenas, Cardenas, de Cardenas, Cárdena, de Cárdena, Cardena, de Cardena, Cardenes, de Cardenes, Cardo, de Cardo and many more.

Early Notables of the Cardos family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Cardos were Diego Cárdenas y Macón, a soldier of the Reconquest who fought for Ferdinand and Isabella to recapture Granada; Diego de Cárdenas y Enríquez, created Duke of Maqueda in 1529; Agustín de Cárdenas y Castellón, created...
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cardos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cardos family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Fernando Cárdenas Zapata, who accompanied Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza to Peru in the mid sixteenth century. Other early migrants to the New World included Juan de Cardenes, who sailed to America in 1510.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cardos (post 1700)

  • John "Bud" Cardos (b. 1929), American movie director and former actor/stuntman

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