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Kordes Name Meaning

German: reduced and altered form of Konerding, a patronymic derived from any of several Low German personal names cognate with Konrad, such as Kohnert. Polish: variant of Kordus.

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

Similar surnames: Cordes, Bordes, Borges, Cords, Bores, Orders, Kares, Kolden, Norden

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Where is the Kordes family from?

You can see how Kordes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kordes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kordes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Kordes family living in New Brunswick. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kordes's in Canada. New Brunswick and 1 other province had the highest population of Kordes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kordes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kordes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kordes. 39% of Kordes men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kordes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kordes were Farmer and Maid.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Factory Worker
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kordes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kordes 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 239 immigration records available for the last name Kordes. 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 479 military records available for the last name Kordes. For the veterans among your Kordes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kordes lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kordes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kordes in 1958 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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