Family name origins & meanings
- Probably a reduced form of Irish and Scottish McArdle.
- Catalan or Asturian-Leonese : probably a topographic from a diminutive of card ‘thistle’ (Latin cardus), or, less likely, a habitational name from a place so named in Asturies.
- Possibly an altered form of Italian Cardelli or Cardello.
- Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Kardel (see Kardell).