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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Cardoso

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  1. Cardoso (municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil)
  2. A surname​.

Notable Persons Named Cardoso

Cardoso is a soccer player for the América Futebol Clube (SP). Cardoso was born on June 27th, 1943.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Cardoso

Fernando Henrique Cardoso is a professor, statesman, diplomat, and politician. Fernando was born on June 18th, 1931 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Marcelo was born on August 3rd, 1966.


Daniel Cardoso is a musician, composer, songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer. He plays Drum kit, Piano, Guitar, Bass guitar, and Vocals. His most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Daniel was given the name Daniel Filipe Pires Cardoso on March 28th, 1981 in Beja, Portugal. Daniel is also known as Del.


Waldemar Levy Cardoso is a military person. His military service ended in 1966.


Rafael Cardoso is an actor. Rafael was born on November 17th, 1985 in Porto Alegre.


Ruth Vilaça Corrêa Leite Cardoso was an anthropologist. Ruth was born on September 19th, 1930 in Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil. She died on June 24th, 2008.


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Popularity of Cardoso as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cardoso U.S.
  White 33.53% 64.26%
  African American 6.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.96% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.68% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 58.66% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cardoso

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

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Fun Facts about the name Cardoso

  • How Popular is the name Cardoso? As a last name Cardoso was the 3,197th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Cardoso? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Cardoso was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Cardoso: Your name in reverse order is Osodrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Adcsoro. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cardoso? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 11,304 people with the last name Cardoso.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cardoso? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Cardoso as their last name.

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