Carden Family History

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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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  • Servant

    45%
  • Cultivateur

    36%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Storeman

    9%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Carden family was Storeman. 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.

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