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The name Kard is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as 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 Kard family


The surname Kard 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.

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Early History of the Kard family

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Early History of the Kard family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kard research.
Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1500 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Kard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kard Spelling Variations

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Kard 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 Kard 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. The variations of the name Kard include Card, Carde and others.

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Early Notables of the Kard family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Kard family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kard family to Ireland

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Migration of the Kard family to Ireland


Some of the Kard 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.

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Migration of the Kard family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Kard 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 Kard or a variant listed above: John Card who settled in Virginia in 1654 with his wife Mary; Robert Carde settled in Virginia in 1642.

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