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 Cordera family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. The surname Cordera 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 Cordera family
Asturias, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Cordera family
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Cordera Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cordero, Cordeiro, Cordera, Cordeira and others.
Early Notables of the Cordera family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cordera family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cordera Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
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