Cardon Family History
Cardon Name Meaning
French: habitational name from (Le) Cardon the name of several places in the southern part of France. French: from Old Norman French cardon thistle (a diminutive of carde from Latin carduus) hence a topographic name for someone who lived on land overgrown with thistles an occupational name for someone who carded wool (originally a process carried out with thistles and teasels) or perhaps a nickname for a prickly and unapproachable person. French: from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon a pet form of Richard . English (Middlesex): variant of Carden cognate with 1 above.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press