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Cora Name Meaning

Galician: habitational name from any of the places called Cora in Lugo and Pontevedra provinces in Galicia (Spain).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Cova, Cota, Nora, Mora, Cura, Corea, Cira, Coca, Coria, Lora

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Where is the Cora family from?

You can see how Cora families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cora family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cora families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Cora family living in Georgia. This was about 33% of all the recorded Cora's in USA. Georgia and 2 other states had the highest population of Cora families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cora surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cora ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cora. 30% of Cora men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Cora women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cora were Jornalero and Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Labrador
  • Jornalero

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Cora. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cora 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Cora. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Cora. For the veterans among your Cora ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cora lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Cora life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Cora in 1959 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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