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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cardozo family. The original bearer of the name Cardozo, 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.
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.
First found in La Rioja, in northern Spain.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardozo research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1529 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Cardozo History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 157 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cardozo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cardozo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
The Cardozo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cardozo 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.
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