Corda History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Corda is a name whose history is connected to ancient Normandy. The name is derived from when the Corda family once lived in Normandy, where the family was established since 1463 in a seigniory erected for des Cordey.
Early Origins of the Corda family
The surname Corda was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family was established since 1463 in a seigniory erected for des Cordey.
Early History of the Corda family
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Corda Spelling Variations
The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Corda is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Corde, Cordes, Cordé, Cordet, Cordette, Cordey, de Cordey, des Cordey, Corday, de Corday, Cordié, Cordier, Lecordier, Cordeau, Cordeaux, Cordot, Cordaud, Cordauld, Cordaut, Cordault, Cordaux, Cordaulx, Cordau, Cordel, Cordelle, Cordelet and many more.
Early Notables of the Corda family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jacques-Adrien Corday, a lieutenant; Marie-Anne-Charlotte Corday d'Armont, who was born in 1768 in Orne, and who died in 1793 in Paris, a...
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Migration of the Corda family
By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Corda has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Corda were Jean Cordeau, who married Catherine Latour in Quebec City in 1659; Jacques Cordeau, who married Marguerite Toupin in Château-Richer in 1702; Jacques Cordier, the son of Nicolas and of Jeanne Lefranc, of Rennes, who married Marie-Franç.
Contemporary Notables of the name Corda (post 1700) +
- Joseph Corda, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 
- Corda West, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Meridian Township, Michigan, 1966 
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