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

Cárdenas Early Origins



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

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Cárdenas Spelling Variations


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Cárdenas 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.

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Cárdenas Early History


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Cárdenas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cárdenas research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1223, 1529 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Cárdenas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cárdenas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cárdenas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable bearers of the family name Cárdenas 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 Cárdenas Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cárdenas Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Rodrigo de Cárdenas, to America in 1513
  • Bartolomé de Cárdenas, went to America in 1527
  • Alvaro de Cárdenas, traveled to Venezuela in 1534
  • Luis de Cárdenas, voyaged to Peru in 1534
  • García Cárdenas, sailed to Mexico in 1537
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cárdenas Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Fernando Cárdenas Zapata, who accompanied Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza to Peru in the mid sixteenth century

Cárdenas Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Isabel De Cardenas, who landed in America in 1812
  • Rodrigo De Cardenas, who landed in America in 1813
  • Bartolome De Cardenas, who arrived in America in 1827
  • Jose Cardenas, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Luis De Cardenas, who landed in Peru in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cárdenas (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cárdenas (post 1700)



  • Tony Cardenas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000, 2004
  • Richard A. Cardenas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1996
  • M. Michael Cardenas, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972
  • Gloria Cardenas, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • George Cardenas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2008
  • Benjamin Cardenas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Alphonso Cardenas, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2004
  • Alberto R. Cardenas (b. 1948), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 14th District, 1978; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1992; Florida Republican State Chair, 2002
  • Alberto P. Cardenas Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000
  • Leo Cárdenas (b. 1938), prominent shortstop in American Major League Baseball for 16 years
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    7. Maduell, Charles R. Compiler Index of Spanish Citizens Entering the Port of New Orleans Between January 1840 and December 1865. New Orleans: The Compiler, 1966. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Cárdenas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cárdenas 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.

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