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

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Card Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • School

    7%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Servant

    3%

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

Source: Census data for Card | Data not to scale

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Card Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Card

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