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Type Surname (from occupation)
Usage French

Meaning & History

from the name of several places in southern France called (Le) Cardon. Or 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. Or from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon a pet form of Richard.
Added 12/29/2022 by Paradiso36