Cardo Family History

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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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Cardo Family Origin

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Cardo Family 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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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Painter
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper

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

Cardo Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Cardo Life Expectancy

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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