Cordero Family History

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Cordero Name Meaning

Spanish: from cordero ‘young lamb’ (Latin cordarius, a derivative of cordus ‘young’, ‘new’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, or alternatively a nickname meaning ‘lamb’.

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

Similar surnames: Cordeiro, Corder, Carrero, Cordner, Cordaro, Corner, Corsaro, Cerro

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Cordero Family Origin

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Cordero Family Occupations

What did your Cordero ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Cordero occupation in the USA was Laborer. 59% of Cordero's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cordero family was Stock Raiser. Laborer, Keeping House and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cordero.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Stock Raiser


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cordero ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cordero Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cordero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cordero census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cordero. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cordero. For the veterans among your Cordero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cordero Life Expectancy

What is the average Cordero lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Cordero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cordero in 1943 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cordero

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cordero ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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