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McCardle Surname Origin
(Origin Gaelic) From Mac, son, and ardal, literally, the son of the high-rock, figuratively, high prowess or valor.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
McCardle Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to McCardle family history than the origin of your surname:
A McCardle Family History Thought:
'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson