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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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