Meaning and Origin of: Kardell

Family name origins & meanings

  • Altered spelling of German Kardel, a metonymic occupational name for a wool carder, from a Rhineland dialect word,Karde ‘thistle’, dried thistle heads having originally been used to comb and clean (i.e. card) wool.
  • topographic name fromKardel, Rhineland dialect for a steep hillside path hewn out of the rock.