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Cordeiro History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The long and noble heritage behind the name of Cordeiro 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 Cordeiro family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cordeiro 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 Cordeiro family


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

Early History of the Cordeiro family


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Cordeiro Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Cordeiro family (pre 1700)


Notable bearers of the family name Cordeiro were seventeenth century dramatist Jacinto Cordero, who wrote plays in Spanish and Portuguese; eighteenth century Peruvian military officer Joaquín Cordero; and nineteenth...
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Migration of the Cordeiro family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cordeiro Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Joao Cordeiro, aged 43, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Goa" from Lisbon, Portugal [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QH-5YX : 6 December 2014), Joao Cordeiro, 08 Jan 1919; citing departure port Lisbon, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Goa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Firmino M. Cordeiro, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Guaratuba" from Bordeaux, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-S3P : 6 December 2014), Firmino M. Cordeiro, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Guaratuba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • F. Cordeiro, originally from Porta Vedro, Spain, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Neuse" from Genoa, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J646-RX9 : 6 December 2014), F. Cordeiro, 06 Mar 1919; citing departure port Genoa, Italy, arrival port New York, ship name Neuse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joaquim da Costa Cordeiro, originally from Parado, Portugal, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Royal George" from Southampton, England [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HB-643 : 6 December 2014), Joaquim da Costa Cordeiro, 10 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Angel Cordeiro Villar, aged 33, originally from Cangas, Spain, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mongolia" from Vigo, Spain [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DP-LX7 : 6 December 2014), Angel Cordeiro Villar, 27 Oct 1920; citing departure port Vigo, Spain, arrival port New York, ship name Mongolia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Cordeiro (post 1700)


  • Joseph Marie Anthony Cordeiro (1918-1994), first Pakistani cardinal
  • Vera Cordeiro (b. 1950), Brazilian entrepreneur and physician
  • Vasco Ilídio Alves Cordeiro (b. 1973), Portuguese politician, President of the Regional Government of the Azores (2012-)
  • Manuel Cordeiro (b. 1983), Portuguese football manager since 2005
  • André Cordeiro (b. 1974), Brazilian two-time fold medalist freestyle swimmer
  • André Luiz Pessanha Cordeiro (b. 1967), Brazilian five-time gold medalist water polo goalkeeper
  • Anselmo Cordeiro da Mata (b. 1981), better known as Anselmo Ralph, an Angolan singer
  • Márcio Cordeiro de Paula (b. 1993), known as Márcio Cordeiro, a Brazilian footballer

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QH-5YX : 6 December 2014), Joao Cordeiro, 08 Jan 1919; citing departure port Lisbon, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Goa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q2-S3P : 6 December 2014), Firmino M. Cordeiro, 24 Feb 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York, ship name Guaratuba, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J646-RX9 : 6 December 2014), F. Cordeiro, 06 Mar 1919; citing departure port Genoa, Italy, arrival port New York, ship name Neuse, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HB-643 : 6 December 2014), Joaquim da Costa Cordeiro, 10 Apr 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Royal George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DP-LX7 : 6 December 2014), Angel Cordeiro Villar, 27 Oct 1920; citing departure port Vigo, Spain, arrival port New York, ship name Mongolia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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