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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cardo

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Car"do
The basal joint of the maxilla in insects.The hinge of a bivalve shell.

Etymology: L., a hinge


Latin, a hinge.

  1. (zoology) The basal joint of the maxilla in insects
  2. (zoology) The hinge of a bivalve shell.

cardo was also found in the following language(s): Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cardo

Horacio was born on May 20th, 1944.


Pierre was born on August 28th, 1949.


Manolo was born on April 16th, 1940 in Coria del Río.


Samuel Cardo is a sports team member for the Peña Sport FC.


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Popularity of Cardo as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cardo U.S.
  White 54.91% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 43.58% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cardo

People with the last name Cardo are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cardo

  • How Popular is the name Cardo? As a last name Cardo was the 52,267th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Cardo first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Cardo is Saturday, September 23rd, 1916.
  • How unique is the name Cardo? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Cardo. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Cardo: Your name in reverse order is Odrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Draoc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cardo? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 397 people with the last name Cardo.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cardo? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cardo as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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