Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Cardine is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the village of Carden in the county of Cheshire
. This surname is derived from the Old English word cairn
which was a rock structure, often as simple as a small pile of stones, serving as a memorial or marker of an important place. The surname may have also used been used as a nickname
for a stubborn person. In such a case, it would have been derived from the word Cardon
, meaning thistle
Early Origins of the Cardine family
The surname Cardine was first found in Cheshire
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 Cardine family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cardine research.Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the year 1086 is included under the topic Early Cardine History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cardine Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cardine has been spelled many different ways, including Carden, Cardon, Cardin, Cawarden and others.
Early Notables of the Cardine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cardine family to Ireland
Some of the Cardine family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 156 words (11 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 Cardine family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cardines to arrive in North America: Richard Cardon who arrived in New England
in 1748; Patrick Carden arrived in Philadelphia in 1851; along with Henry, James, John, Patrick, Richard and William, all within ten years.
The Cardine Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fide et amore
Motto Translation: By fidelity and love.