The name Carwardine is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in Carden
. The place-name was rendered as Kawrdin
in the mid-13th century, and as Cawardyn
in the mid-14th century.
Early Origins of the Carwardine family
The surname Carwardine was first found in Hertfordshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Carwardine from very ancient times. They also held estates in Essex
. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name is not only recorded in Herts, but later, in 1302, we find them in the county of Cheshire
, where in general, the pronunciation and spelling became the simplified Cardin, as in Chumley from Chomondelly. Richard de Carwardine is recorded in Cheshire
Early History of the Carwardine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carwardine research.Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Carwardine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Carwardine Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Carwardine are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Carwardine include: Carwardine, Carwardyne, Cardin, Carden, Cardon and many more.
Early Notables of the Carwardine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Carwardine family to Ireland
Some of the Carwardine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Carwardine family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Carwardine or a variant listed above:
Carwardine Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Peter Carwardine, who settled in Maryland in 1670
- Peter Carwardine, who arrived in Maryland in 1670 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)
Carwardine Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Kate A. Carwardine, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
Carwardine Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century
- Cephas Carwardine, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926