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Origins of surname

Although not among the surnames on record with our usual sources, Cardy is suggested by others to come from a name for a blacksmith or tin worker. The surname is apparently derived from the Old French word carde, which means a teasel-head or wool-comb, which both relate to the materials a blacksmith and tin-worker used or made.

However, the name is also found in the Pyrenees region of France, and is said by our French sources to be a variant of Cardin, a diminuative of Richard

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the marriage of William Cardy, from Brightlingsea in Essex, and Caroline Underhill, of Portsea, Hampshire, in St Helier in 1839. The couple settled in St Martin and had two children, including the strangely named Devic James, who married Tomasine Elizabeth Davis and had ten children to carry on the family line in Jersey


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Sons of Devic James and Tomasine Elizabeth Davis

  • Edward Devic Cardy (1881- ) (St Mt) Offices's Steward RN, HMS Iron Duke
  • Reginald John Cardy (St Mt) s, Gunner RGA

  • John Cardy (1864- ) Mercantile Marine


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