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Where did the Spanish Corder family come from? What is the Spanish Corder family crest and coat of arms? When did the Corder family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Corder family history?

The long and noble heritage behind the name of Corder 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 Corder family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Corder was an occupational name for a shepherd. Further research showed the name was derived from the Spanish word Cordero, which means lamb.


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

First found in Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corder research. Another 584 words(42 lines of text) covering the year 1238 is included under the topic Early Corder History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 35 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Corder, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • William Corder, who arrived in Maryland in 1673

Corder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William A Corder, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • F Corder, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871

Corder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Corder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Delhi" in 1839
  • Thomas Corder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Barras" in 1839


  • Tim Corder (b. 1949), has been an American Republican member of the Idaho Senate
  • Frederick Corder (1852-1932), English composer and music teacher
  • Rosa Frances Corder (1853-1893), British Victorian artist and artist's model
  • Paul Walford Corder (1879-1942), English composer and music professor
  • James Watson Corder (1867-1953), English historian


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  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
  8. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
  9. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
  10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
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The Corder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corder Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 9 November 2011 at 15:51.

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