Cardwell Surname Origin
(Anglo-French-Latin) Belonging to (probably) Cardonville in Normandy = the Thistly Estate [Old French cardon (modern chardon), a thistle, from Latin cardu-us + French ville, Latin villa, an estate].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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