Cordon Family History

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Cordon Name Meaning

French, English, and Spanish (Cordón): from Old French cordon ‘cord’, ‘ribbon’, a diminutive of corde ‘string’, ‘cord’; Spanish cordón, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of cord or ribbon. English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in fine Spanish kid leather, from Old French cordoan (so named with being originally produced at Córdoba).

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

Similar surnames: Cardon, Gordon, Condon, Bordon, Cordone, Cordes, Cotton, Corson

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Cordon Family Origin

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Cordon Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cordon family was Axle Turner. The most common Cordon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Cordon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cordon.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Axle Turner


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Cordon Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Cordon. For the veterans among your Cordon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cordon Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Cordon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Cordon in 1952 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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