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Korda Name Meaning

Hungarian, Polish, and Jewish (from Hungary and Poland): from korda ‘rope’ (Latin corda ‘rope’). This was used as a nickname in various senses (including ‘monk’, with reference to the rope used by monks as belts). It may also have been a metonymic occupational name for a monk. Czech: from a pet form of the Old Czech personal name Kornel, a vernacular form of Latin Cornelius.

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

Similar surnames: Corda, Kosa, Kara, Kozma, Carda, Korba, Konda, Kunda, Koran, Jordan

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Where is the Korda family from?

You can see how Korda families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Korda family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Korda families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Korda families living in Indiana. This was about 46% of all the recorded Korda's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Korda families in 1880.
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What did your Korda ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Korda. 35% of Korda men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Miner
  • Baker
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
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Passenger Lists

There are 951 immigration records available for the last name Korda. 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 714 military records available for the last name Korda. For the veterans among your Korda ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Korda lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Korda life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Korda in 1953 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

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