The name Cordan comes from the original Irish surname O Corradain.
Early Origins of the Cordan family
The surname Cordan was first found in County Clare
(Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, on the north side of the Shannon River. The name Caradain appears in the Book of Ballymonte, which originated in County Sligo
and ranks among the most important of medieval Irish manuscripts.
Early History of the Cordan family
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Cordan Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Corridon, Corridan, Corrodan, Cordan, O'Corridon and others.
Early Notables of the Cordan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cordan family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Corriden, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1855; Timothy Corridon, who was naturalized in Iowa between 1866 and 1943; John Corriden, who applied to become a citizen in Iowa in 1870.
Contemporary Notables of the name Cordan (post 1700)
- Melanie Cordan, motion picture animator