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Cardo Family History

Cardo Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from cardo ‘thistle’, ‘cardoon’ (Latin carduus), hence a topographic name, or possibly in some cases a metonymic occupational name for a wool carder, thistles having been used for this purpose. Italian: from a short form of a personal name with this ending, such as Accardo, Biancardo (see Biancardi), or Riccardo. Catalan (Cardó): habitational name from a place named Cardó in Catalonia.

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


Similar surnames: Carda, Cardon, Carro, Pardo, Carbo, Card, Caro, Nardo, Calo, Cerro

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Where is the Cardo family from?

You can see how Cardo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cardo families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Cardo families living in Ontario. This was about 70% of all the recorded Cardo's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cardo families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cardo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cardo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cardo. 37% of Cardo men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Cardo women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardo were Farmer and Housekeeper.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Salesman
    19%
  • Painter
    14%
  • Farmer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    25%
  • Seamstress
    25%
  • Bookkeeper
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    25%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cardo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardo census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 889 immigration records available for the last name Cardo. 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 Cards

There are 404 military records available for the last name Cardo. For the veterans among your Cardo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardo lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Cardo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Cardo in 1965 was 75, and 77 in 2004.

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