Carden Family History
Carden Name Meaning
English:: from Middle English cardoun ‘thistle’ (a diminutive from Latin carduus) perhaps for someone involved in the carding of wool originally carried out with thistle and teasel heads or for a prickly and unapproachable person or for someone who lived by land overgrown with thistles. habitational name from Carden in Cheshire which is early recorded as Kawrdin or Cawardyn; it is probably named with Old English carr ‘rock’ + worthign ‘enclosure’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022