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The ancient name of Cardy finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a blacksmith or tin-worker. The surname is derived from the Old French word carde, which means a teasel-head or wool-comb, which both relate to the materials a blacksmith and tin-worker used or made.

Cardy Early Origins



The surname Cardy was first found in Cornwall 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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Cardy Spelling Variations


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Cardy Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cardy family name include Card, Carde and others.

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Cardy Early History


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Cardy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardy research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1500 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Cardy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cardy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cardy Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cardy In Ireland


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Cardy In Ireland



Some of the Cardy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cardy surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Cardy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Cardy, who landed in Virginia in 1652

Cardy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Cardy, who landed in America in 1805
  • John Cardy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cardy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cardy (post 1700)



  • Nick Cardy (1920-2013), born Nicholas Viscardi, an American comic book artist best known for his DC Comics work on Aquaman, the Teen Titans, inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2005

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Cardy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cardy 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 2 November 2015 at 08:09.

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