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

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Card Family Occupations

What did your Card ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Card. 34% of Card men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Card women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Card were Farmers Son and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Cook

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Card Historical Records

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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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