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Cardy Name Meaning

Cornish and English: habitational name from any of three places called Cardew, in the parishes of Trevalga and Warbstow, Cornwall, and in Cumbria. All are of Celtic origin, from cair, ker ‘fort’ + du ‘dark’, ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Carey, Tardy, Bardy, Carby, Lardy, Hardy, Cerny, Cady, Card, Cardo

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Where is the Cardy family from?

You can see how Cardy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cardy families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 54 Cardy families living in Ontario. This was about 77% of all the recorded Cardy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cardy families in 1911.
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What did your Cardy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cardy. 36% of Cardy men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    36%
  • Labourer
    30%
  • Fireman
    12%
  • Laborer
    12%
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Cardy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cardy. For the veterans among your Cardy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Cardy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Cardy in 1944 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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