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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cardaci


CARDACI

Cardaci is typically Sicilian, of Regalbuto and Enna in the Ennese, of Catania and Raddusa in the Catania area, of Palermo, of Sinagra in the Messina area and of Niscemi in Nissen, it should derive from a Greek nickname referring to those who used the thistle by trade, plant with which wool was carded, that is, it was made free from large impurities and knots, which would lead to the hypothesis that the founders actually worked wool by profession.

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/


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