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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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Where is the Cordon family from?

You can see how Cordon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cordon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cordon families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 21 Cordon families living in Ontario. This was about 40% of all the recorded Cordon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cordon families in 1911.
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What did your Cordon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Cordon. 59% of Cordon men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    59%
  • Farmers Son
    25%
  • Clerk
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Cordon. 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 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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What is the average Cordon lifespan?

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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