Cardy family page
A blue link anywhere in the text will lead you to another page with more information on this family
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
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
Great War service
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
- Cardy burial records 1867-1960: These records are taken from record books of the main undertaker in business during these years. Further undertakers' records can be found in the indexes contained in our Burial records section, as well as records for individual cemeteries. They will be added to individual family pages as time permits.
Click on any image to see a larger version. See the Jerripedia gravestone image collection page for more information about our gravestone photographs
No family gravestone images yet available