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Cordner Name Meaning

occupational name from Anglo-Norman French cordewaner ‘cordwainer’, ‘shoemaker’. from an agent derivative of Old French cordon ‘ribbon’, hence an occupational name for a maker or seller of cord or ribbon. occupational name for a worker in fine Spanish kid leather, from an agent derivative of Old French cordoan (see Cordon 2).

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


Similar surnames: Corner, Cordier, Corder, Bordner, Cordes, Carder, Horner, Bodner

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Where is the Cordner family from?

You can see how Cordner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cordner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cordner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Cordner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 57% of all the recorded Cordner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Cordner families in 1840.
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What did your Cordner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cordner. 14% of Cordner men worked as a Laborer and 31% of Cordner women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cordner were Pumper and Beauty Operator.

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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
    14%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Pumper
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    31%
  • Maid
    24%
  • Operator
    16%
  • Beauty Operator
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cordner. 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 Cordner. For the veterans among your Cordner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cordner lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cordner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Cordner in 1957 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

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