Question: What is the ancestry is the last name Cardell!? Irish or spanish!?
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Close but not plumb!. The Scots are not Irish and the Catalans are not Spanish:
Cardell Name Meaning and History
Probably a reduced form of Irish and Scottish McArdle!.
Catalan or Asturian-Leonese: probably a topographic from a diminutive of card ‘thistle’ (Latin cardus), or, less likely, a habitational name from a place so named in Asturies!.
Possibly an altered form of Italian Cardelli or Cardello!.
Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Kardel (see Kardell)!.
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It is British!. It is certainly not Spanish!.Www@QuestionHome@Com