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Cordes Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of cord or string or a nickname for a habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons, from the genitive or plural form of Old French corde ‘string’ (see Coard). Variant spelling of German Kordes. French: habitational name from any of several places called Cordes.

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

Similar surnames: Cordell, Corder, Bordes, Cords, Corda, Cordon, Cortes, Carden, Lodes

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Where is the Cordes family from?

You can see how Cordes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cordes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cordes families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 12 Cordes families living in Ontario. This was about 60% of all the recorded Cordes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cordes families in 1911.
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What did your Cordes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Cordes. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Cordes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cordes 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Cordes. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Cordes. For the veterans among your Cordes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cordes lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cordes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cordes in 1955 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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