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Cárdena History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cárdena family. The original bearer of the name Cárdena, 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.

Early Origins of the Cárdena family


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

Early History of the Cárdena family


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Cárdena Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Cárdena family (pre 1700)


Notable bearers of the family name Cárdena 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...
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Migration of the Cárdena family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cárdena Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Martín de Cárdena, who settled in Río de la Plata in 1535

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