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Updated June 9, 2019

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).

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