Cardiff Family History

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Cardiff Name Meaning

Welsh: habitational name from the Welsh city Cardiff in Glamorgan, named with Welsh caer ‘fort’ + the genitive singular of the river name Taf, from Welsh taf ‘water’, ‘stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Cardosa, Cardo, Carrico, Caddick, Carrion, Cardiel, Harding, Carpino

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Cardiff Family Origin

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Cardiff Family Occupations

What did your Cardiff ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cardiff occupation in Canada was Farmer. 75% of Cardiff's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cardiff. A less common occupation for the Cardiff family was Farmers Son.

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  • Farmer

    75%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farmer Son

    4%
  • Farmers Son

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cardiff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cardiff Historical Records

What Cardiff family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cardiff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardiff 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cardiff. 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 Cardiff. For the veterans among your Cardiff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cardiff Life Expectancy

What is the average Cardiff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cardiff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cardiff in 1963 was 73, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cardiff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cardiff 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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