Carding

Carding
This interesting name, with variant forms Cardon, Carding and Carwardine, has two distinct possible origins, the first being a nickname from the Old French "cardon" meaning "thistle" and originally given to an obstinate or unapproachable person. The surname from this source is first recorded in the latter part of the 11th Century, (see below). One, Richard Cardun was noted in the 1121 "Records of Bury St. Edmunds", Suffolk. The second possibility is that the name is of English locational origin from a place in Cheshire called Carden. Recorded as Kawrdin circa 1235 in "A History of the County of Chester", and as Cawardyn in 1302, the place was so called from the Olde English pre 7th Century "carr", a rock, plus "worthign", an enclosure or homestead. One, Richard de Carwardyn was noted in "Accounts of the Chamberlains of Chester" in 1302, and on June 26th 1591 Caterine Carden, an infant, was christened in St. John the Baptist, Chester. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Cardon, which was dated 1086, in the "Domesday Book", during the reign of King William 1, known as "The Conqueror", 1066 - 1087. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • carding — /kahr ding/, n. the process in which fibers, as cotton, worsted, or wool, are manipulated into sliver form prior to spinning. [1425 75; late ME. See CARD2, ING1] * * * In yarn production, a process of separating individual fibres, causing many of …   Universalium

  • carding — UK. Soliciting for prostitution by placing a card advertising a prostitute s business in a phone box. Prostitution is not illegal, but carding is. Check the website. Chris s source of income appears to be carding. Either that or he s a pimp or a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • carding — UK. Soliciting for prostitution by placing a card advertising a prostitute s business in a phone box. Prostitution is not illegal, but carding is. Check the website. Chris s source of income appears to be carding. Either that or he s a pimp or a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • carding — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of card (I) 1. : a roll of wool or other fiber from a carding machine 2. [by shortening] : carding machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carding — Card Card, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Carded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carding}.] To play at cards; to game. Johnson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carding engine — Carding Card ing, a. 1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine. [1913 Webster] {Carding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carding machine — Carding Card ing, a. 1. The act or process of preparing staple for spinning, etc., by carding it. See the Note under {Card}, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine. [1913 Webster] {Carding… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carding (disambiguation) — * Carding is the processing of brushing fibers to prepare them as textiles. * Carding is a technique used in Internet credit card fraud. The defrauder is called a carder and uses this technique to verify stolen credit card data. * To card a… …   Wikipedia

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