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About the study
In September 2008 a Carden Gathering was held in Brighton, on the tenth anniversary of the one held in Cheshire in 1998. For details see my current blog at the address given under 'Links.'
Americans should note that in 2012 I edited and produced a book CARDENS IN AMERICA, COMPILED BY CHUCK CARDEN, obtainable from www.lulu.com. I personally believe this 570-page book should be in the possession of every American interested in the Carden family. For more information see my blog mentioned under 'Links' below.
My new address from early 2015 is Arthur Carden, 41 Leggyfield Close, Redford Avenue, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 2FX, England. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This web site has been produced using an excellent facility provided by the Guild of One-Name Studies.
The CARDIN name is common in France and has a Breton origin. DNA information suggests there is no connection with Cardens or Cardins from England.
History of the name
The following appear in the Oxford DNB
Carden, George Frederick (1798â1874), barrister and cemetery founder.
Carden, Sir John Valentine, sixth baronet (1892â1935), engineer.
Carden, Sir Lionel Edward Gresley (1851â1915), diplomatist
Carden, Sir Robert Walter, first baronet (1801â1888), banker and politician.
Carden, Sir Sackville Hamilton (1857â1930), naval officer.
Cawarden, Sir Thomas (c.1514â1559), courtier (also known as Carden, Sir Thomas).
John Rutter Carden (1811-1866) was notorious for his attempted abduction of Eleanor Arbuthnot in Tipperary.
Admiral John Surman Carden (1771-1858) is best known for the fact that when in command of *HMS Macedonian* he surrendered to the American frigate *USS United States* in 1812.
Many officers named Carden fought in the American Revolutionary War, notably at Hanging Rock and Quebec.
Sir Herbert Carden (1867-1941) was known as 'the father of modern Brighton'
The Office of National Statistics database in September 2002 showed the following numbers of individuals in Great Britain - 1627 named CARDEN (ranks 4417th out of 270,000 surnames), 210 named CARDING, 111 named CARDIN and 72 named CARDON.
Distribution of the name
Most Cardens in Australia, New Zealand and some in Canada have proven connections to English or Tipperary branches.