When Jonathan Card was born in 1775, in Dutchess, New York Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Card, was 28 and his mother, Renewed Briggs, was 23. He married Elizabeth Ann Hakes about 1798, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died before February 1857, in Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, United States.
English (Kent and Sussex): perhaps from Middle English carde ‘card’, an implement for teasing wool for spinning (from medieval Latin cardus) and therefore short for Carder or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of wool carders. Alternatively, from Middle English carde ‘playing card’ (Old French carte), also ‘kind of fabric’ (medieval Latin carda), which could have been a nickname given to a card player or a metonymic occupational name for maker and seller of the fabric.
Irish: shortened form of McCard .
French: from a shortened form of the personal name Ricardon, a pet form of Richard .