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First name origins & meanings:

  1. Irish: From the black fortress
  2. Old English: Wool carder

First name variations: Card, Cardin, Cardew, Carden

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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.
  2. French: possibly from a reduced form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard.
  3. English: variant spelling of Carden, cognate with 1.
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