Card Family History

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Card Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for someone who carded wool (i.e. disentangled it), preparatory to spinning, from Middle English, Old French card(e) ‘carder’, an implement used for this purpose. Reduced form of Irish McCard.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cart, Carda, Ward, Hard, Carp, Cardo, Cord, Bard, Chard, Yard

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Card Family Origin

Where is the Card family from?

Card Family Occupations

What did your Card ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Card occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Card's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Card family was Servant. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Card.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Labourer

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Card ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Card Historical Records

What Card family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 104,000 census records available for the last name Card. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Card census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Card. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 19,000 military records available for the last name Card. For the veterans among your Card ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Card Life Expectancy

What is the average Card lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Card life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Card in 1943 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Card

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Card ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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