Cordes Family History

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Cordes Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a maker of cord or string or a nickname for a habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons, from the genitive or plural form of Old French corde ‘string’ (see Coard). Variant spelling of German Kordes. French: habitational name from any of several places called Cordes.

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

Similar surnames: Cordell, Corder, Bordes, Cords, Corda, Cordon, Cortes, Carden, Lodes

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Cordes Family Origin

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Cordes Family Occupations

What did your Cordes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cordes. 21% of Cordes men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Cordes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cordes were Clerk and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Housewife

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cordes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Cordes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cordes 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Cordes. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Cordes. For the veterans among your Cordes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cordes Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Cordes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cordes in 1955 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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