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Cordes Name Meaning

English (Middlesex and Surrey): variant of Cord with post-medieval excrescent -s. German: variant of Kordes and in North America (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). French: habitational name from any of several places so called in southwestern France. Possibly also an Americanized form of Slovenian Kordež and Kordeš (see Kordes ).

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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Where is the Cordes family from?

You can see how Cordes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cordes family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cordes families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Cordes families living in South Carolina. This was about 69% of all the recorded Cordes's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Cordes families in 1840.
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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 USA 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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*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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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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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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What is the average Cordes lifespan?

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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