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Cordell Surname Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of cord or string or a nickname for an habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons from Old French cordele a diminutive of corde ‘cord’ (see Cord ). Americanized form of German Kardel and Kardell .

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

Similar surnames: Cordes, Corbell, Cardell, Cornell, Correll, Cordle, Cordwell, Bodell

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Where is the Cordell family from?

You can see how Cordell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cordell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cordell families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Cordell families living in Ontario. This was about 43% of all the recorded Cordell's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cordell families in 1911.
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What did your Cordell ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Driller was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Cordell. 100% of Cordell men worked as a Driller. .

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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

  • Driller
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Census Records

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Cordell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cordell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cordell. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Cordell. For the veterans among your Cordell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cordell lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Cordell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cordell in 1948 was 25, and 72 in 2004.

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