Show ContentsCordeau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Cordeau is a name whose history is connected to ancient Normandy. The name is derived from when the Cordeau family once lived in Normandy, where the family was established since 1463 in a seigniory erected for des Cordey.

Early Origins of the Cordeau family

The surname Cordeau 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 Cordeau family

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Cordeau Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Cordeau 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 Cordeau 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 heroic figure; Balthasar Cordier (1592-1650), Belgian theologian; Baude Cordier (c. 1380-before 1440), French composer; Mathurin Cordier (1480-1564) (pen name Corderius), French pedagogue; and Louis Cordier (1777-1861), a geologist and mineralogist. Jacques Cordier, better known under the name of Bocan, born in Lorraine about 1580; dancing-master and performer on the violin and...
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Cordeau Ranking

In France, the name Cordeau is the 4,716th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Cordeau migration to the United States +

Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. 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 the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Cordeau were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Cordeau were

Cordeau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Hester Cordeau, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [2]

Canada Cordeau migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cordeau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Cordeau, who married Catherine Latour in Quebec City in 1659
  • Jean Cordeau, son of Bastien and Lubine, who married Catherine Latour, daughter of François and Catherine, in Quebec on 17th November 1659 [3]
Cordeau Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Cordeau, who married Marguerite Toupin in Château-Richer in 1702
  • Jacques Cordeau, son of Jean and Catherine, who married Marguerite Toupin, daughter of Antoine and Louise, in Château-Richer, Quebec on 22nd August 1702 [3]
  • Toussaint Cordeau, son of Jacques and Marguerite, who married Geneviève Michaud, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Madeleine, in Kamouraska, Quebec on 13th January 1738 [3]
  • Nicolas Cordeau, son of Sébastien and Madeleine, who married Marie-Josephte Boyer, daughter of Jacques and Marguerite, in Chambly, Quebec on 18th November 1750 [3]
  • Louis Cordeau, the son of Jacques and of Catherine Dupuis, of St-Barthélemy, in the diocese of Poitiers, who married Marie-Joseph Fontaine in Varennes in 1761
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  2. 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)
  3. Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958. on Facebook