Cord Family History

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Cord Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced form of McCord. Possibly an Americanized spelling of French Corde, from Old French corde ‘string’, ‘rope’ (Latin c(h)orda, from Greek khorde), a metonymic occupational name for a maker of cord or string, or a nickname for a habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons. Dutch: variant of Kort ‘short’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Cord Family Origin

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Cord Family Occupations

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 CA named Cord. 82% of Cord men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper

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

Cord Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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 Card

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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Cord Life Expectancy

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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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