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Meaning and Origin of: Cardon

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Irish : From the black fortress
  • Old English : Wool carder

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Last name origin & meaning:

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