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Cardy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Cardy family


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.

Early History of the Cardy family


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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.

Early Notables of the Cardy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cardy family to 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.

Migration of the Cardy family to the New World and Oceana


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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cardy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Cardy, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Cardy, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cardy Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Henry Cardy, aged 25, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Carpentaria" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W8-Z5S : 6 December 2014), Henry Cardy, 13 Oct 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Carpentaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Cardy, originally from Southampton, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Southampton via Havre [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64R-S49 : 6 December 2014), William Cardy, 18 Dec 1919; citing departure port Southampton via Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Arthur Baden Cardy, aged 19, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Valacia" from London, Havre, Halifax [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-DYS : 6 December 2014), Arthur Baden Cardy, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port London, Havre, Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name Valacia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas Cardy, aged 43, originally from Winchester, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-ZZ9 : 6 December 2014), Thomas Cardy, 16 May 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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
  • Allan Cardy, Australian rugby player
  • Julien Cardy (b. 1981), French midfielder
  • Dominic Cardy (b. 1970), English-born, Canadian politician, Leader of the New Brunswick New Democratic Party (2011-)
  • John Lawrence Cardy FRS (b. 1947), British theoretical physicist at the University of California, Berkeley

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W8-Z5S : 6 December 2014), Henry Cardy, 13 Oct 1919; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Carpentaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64R-S49 : 6 December 2014), William Cardy, 18 Dec 1919; citing departure port Southampton via Havre, arrival port New York, ship name Caronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HG-DYS : 6 December 2014), Arthur Baden Cardy, 20 Feb 1920; citing departure port London, Havre, Halifax, arrival port New York, ship name Valacia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J68N-ZZ9 : 6 December 2014), Thomas Cardy, 16 May 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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