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Cordier Name Meaning

French and English: occupational name for a maker of cord or string, from an agent derivative of Old French corde ‘string’.

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

Similar surnames: Corder, Cordner, Cordes, Corner, Cormier, Carder, Carrier, Verdier

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Where is the Cordier family from?

You can see how Cordier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cordier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cordier families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Cordier families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Cordier's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Cordier families in 1840.
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What did your Cordier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cordier. 31% of Cordier men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Cordier women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cordier were Farm 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
  • Machinist
  • Farmer
  • Farm

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Cordier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cordier 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cordier. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Cordier. For the veterans among your Cordier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cordier lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cordier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Cordier in 1950 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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