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Cords Family History

Cords Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Cordes. Americanized spelling of German Kordts (see Cordts). Dutch: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Koenraet (see Conrad).

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


Similar surnames: Cordes, Cord, Cordts, Corns, Cordle, Cordi, Corts, Corte, Corda

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Where is the Cords family from?

You can see how Cords families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cords family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cords families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 17 Cords families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Cords's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cords families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cords surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cords ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Sales Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cords. 34% of Cords men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Cords women worked as a Sales Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cords were Laborer and Housework.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Sales Clerk
    27%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • House Keeping
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cords. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cords 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 988 immigration records available for the last name Cords. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cords. For the veterans among your Cords ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cords lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cords life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Cords in 1962 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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