Last name origins & meanings:
- Polish (Kardasz), Czech and Slovak (Kardaš): from an old Slavic word meaning ‘brother’ or ‘kinsman’, probably
denoting a member of a junior branch of an important noble family.
- Perhaps also Greek, a reduced form of
Kardassis ‘brother’, from Turkish kardaş ‘brother,
comrade’ or from a patronymic derivative of this, e.g.
Kardassakis, Kardassiadis, Kardassopoulos.
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