Cordaro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Cordaro first began in medieval Spain. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in Spain, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Cordaro family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cordaro was an occupational name for a shepherd. Further research showed the name was derived from the Spanish word Cordero, which means lamb.

Early Origins of the Cordaro family

The surname Cordaro was first found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.

Early History of the Cordaro family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordaro research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1641 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Cordaro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cordaro Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cordero, Cordeiro, Cordera, Cordeira and others.

Early Notables of the Cordaro family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Cordaro were seventeenth century dramatist Jacinto Cordero, who wrote plays in Spanish and Portuguese; eighteenth century Peruvian military officer Joaquín Cordero; and nineteenth...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cordaro Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cordaro migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cordaro Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juana Cordaro, who arrived in America in 1816 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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