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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.

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

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.


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable bearers of the family name Cardozo 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 Cardozo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cardozo Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Cardozo, who landed in Jamaica in 1742
  • Leah Cardozo, who arrived in Jamaica in 1743
  • Sarah Cardozo, who landed in Jamaica in 1743
  • Abrm Roiz Cardozo, who arrived in Jamaica in 1744-1745
  • Abm Roiz Cardozo, who arrived in Jamaica in 1744
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  • Francis L. Cardozo, American politician, Delegate to South Carolina State Constitutional Convention from Charleston County, 1868; Secretary of State of South Carolina; South Carolina State Treasurer
  • Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (1870-1938), American judge
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    Other References

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    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    5. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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