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Cardell Surname Meaning

Irish (Sligo): shortened form of McArdle . Cornish: variant of Cardall which is possibly a variant of Caldwell or a habitational name from Cardwell in Milton Abbot (Devon). Catalan: possibly a topographic name from a diminutive of card ‘thistle’ (from Latin cardus) or the ancient Roman surname Cardellus. Americanized form of Italian Cardelli or Cardello . Americanized form of German Kardel and Kardell .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cardello, Kardell, Cordell, Carnell, Carden, Castell, Carrell

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Where is the Cardell family from?

You can see how Cardell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cardell families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 72 Cardell families living in Cornwall. This was about 28% of all the recorded Cardell's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Cardell families in 1891.
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What did your Cardell ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cardell. 56% of Cardell men worked as a Farmer and 72% of Cardell women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardell were General Labourer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Independant Means
  • House Wife
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cardell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cardell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cardell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cardell. For the veterans among your Cardell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardell lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cardell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Cardell in 1955 was 38, and 82 in 2004.

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