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Carden Name Meaning

from Anglo-Norman French cardon ‘thistle’ (a diminutive of carde, from Latin carduus), probably applied as a topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land overgrown with thistles, as an occupational name for someone involved in the carding of wool, originally carried out with thistle and teasel heads, or as a nickname for a prickly and unapproachable person. habitational name from Carden in Cheshire, which is recorded in the mid 13th century in the form Kawrdin and in the early 14th century as Cawardyn; it is probably named with Old English carr ‘rock’ + wor{dh}ign ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Cardon, Harden, Calder, Warden, Garden, Cardo, Marden, Camden, Carmen

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Carden Family Origin

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Carden Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Carden occupation in Canada was Servant. 45% of Carden's were Servants. Servant, Cultivateur and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Carden. A less common occupation for the Carden family was Storeman.

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  • Servant

    45%
  • Cultivateur

    36%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Storeman

    9%

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Carden Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Carden. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Carden. For the veterans among your Carden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Carden Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Carden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Carden in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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