Cárdenas

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Cárdenas
Family name
MeaningGoldfinch
(Carduelis carduelis)
Region of originSpain
Language(s) of originSpanish
Related namesCardenas, de Cárdenas.
 
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Cárdenas
Family name
MeaningGoldfinch
(Carduelis carduelis)
Region of originSpain
Language(s) of originSpanish
Related namesCardenas, de Cárdenas.

Cárdenas is a surname of Spanish origin.

The family name Cárdenas is a local surname which came from the region of La Rioja, Spain. The place and/or name Cárdenas was derived from the Aragonese word cardelina which is Spanish for "goldfinch", a kind of a European songbird.

History

Originating from the gentlemen of Vizcaya, they joined with the first Spanish nobles and proved their nobility innumerable times in the Military and Royal Orders of the Maestranzas de Caballerias, the society of nobleman of Spain for practicing equestrian exercises.

The root of this family belongs to Don Lope Diaz, Count and gentlemen of Vizcaya who held the rank of Lieutenant Major of King Alfonso VII and that of his son, Sancho III of Castille. The Cárdenases possessed the Lordships of Najera, Haro and Canes, Don Lope Díaz, married to Doña Alfonsa Rodríguez de Castro, was the father of Don Lope Sánchez, Lord of the Villa de Cárdenas who battled the moors in Andalucia, fighting under the standards of Don Alfonso XI and Don Enrique II, fathering Don Lope Ruíz de Cárdenas, the first to adopt the family name taken from this fiat.

The Cárdenases possesses many titles of nobility.

Today, in a plaza in Madrid, Spain is an obelisk where the names of prominent Cárdenases are inscribed, most notably that of Lázaro Cárdenas, president of Mexico in the mid 1930s.

Excerpt from The Cárdenas y Brillantes Genealogy Book, first edition.

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 Cuba

 Mexico

 Nicaragua

 Panama

 Spain

 Venezuela

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