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Cord Family History

Cord Surname Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname or metonymic occupational name from Middle English (Old French) corde ‘rope cord string’ possibly given to someone who wore a cord (round the waist) or who made ropes bowstrings etc. See Corder . Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Mac Cuairt or Mac Cuarta see McCord .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corda, Coard, Corn, Lord, Card, Codd, Cords, Acord, Nord, Cort

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Where is the Cord family from?

You can see how Cord families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cord family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cord families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 39 Cord families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Cord's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cord families in 1911.
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What did your Cord ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Cord. 82% of Cord men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Cord women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Cord. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cord census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cord. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Cord. For the veterans among your Cord ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cord lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Cord life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cord in 1958 was 66, and 82 in 2004.

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