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Cardenas Name Meaning

Spanish (Cárdenas): habitational name from any of the places in the provinces of Almería and La Rioja named Cárdenas from the feminine plural of cárdeno ‘blue bluish purple’ (from Late Latin cardinus from cardus ‘thistle’). Presumably the noun tierras ‘lands’ is to be understood and the reference is to land covered with bluish plants such as thistles or vines. Compare De Cardenas .

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


Similar surnames: Carden, Barcenas, Arenas, Cardosa, Cadenas, Cadena, Balderas

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Where is the Cardenas family from?

You can see how Cardenas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cardenas family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Cardenas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Cardenas families living in Cheshire. This was about 71% of all the recorded Cardenas's in United Kingdom. Cheshire had the highest population of Cardenas families in 1891.
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What did your Cardenas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cardenas. 49% of Cardenas men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Cardenas women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cardenas were Labor and Housewife. .

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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
    49%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Labor
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
  • Laundress
    12%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Cardenas. For the veterans among your Cardenas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cardenas lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cardenas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cardenas in 1942 was 33, and 67 in 2004.

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