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Cord Early Origins



The surname Cord was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from early times. First records of this family appeared on the census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Cord Spelling Variations


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Cord Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: MacCord, McCord, MacCoard, McCoard, MacCourt, McCourt, McCourtie, McCordie, McCourty, McCordy, M'Cord, M'Corde, Makcorde, Mac Cuarta and many more.

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Cord Early History


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Cord Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cord research. Another 210 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1471, 1473, 1544, and 1627 are included under the topic Early Cord History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cord Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cord Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cord Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cord In Ireland


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Cord In Ireland



Some of the Cord family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 327 words (23 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cord Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Cord, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • Sarah Cord, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • William Cord, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • James Cord, who arrived in Virginia in 1696

Cord Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Chrism, Cord Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Ernst Cord, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Christ, Cord Sr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Peter Cord, aged 20, landed in Pennsylvania in 1776

Cord Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cord, who landed in New York in 1847

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cord (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cord (post 1700)



  • Errett Lobban "E. L." Cord (1894-1974), American founder of the Cord Corporation in 1929 which held over 150 companies, Cover of Time magazine 18 January 1932 and 23 April 1934
  • Chris Cord (b. 1940), American race car driver, grandson of Errett Lobban Cord
  • Alex Cord (b. 1933), born Alexander Viespi, an American Golden Boot Award winning actor, best known for his role as Michael Coldsmith Briggs, III, or Archangel, in the CBS adventure television series Airwolf (1984-1986)
  • Ronnie Cord (1943-1986), born Ronald Cordovil, a Brazilian singer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    9. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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    The Cord Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cord Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 April 2014 at 15:31.

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