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 Cordeiero family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cordeiero 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 Cordeiero family
Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Cordeiero family
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Cordeiero Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cordero, Cordeiro, Cordera, Cordeira and others.
Early Notables of the Cordeiero family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cordeiero family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juana Cordera, who sailed to America in 1516; Yñigo Cordero sailed to New Spain in 1536; and Juan Cordero sailed to Florida in 1538. nineteenth century migrants included Antonio Cordero, who sailed to New Orleans in 1858.
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