Cordero History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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

Early History of the Cordero family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordero research. Another 305 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1238, 1641 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Cordero History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cordero Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cordero family (pre 1700)

Notable bearers of the family name Cordero were seventeenth century dramatist Jacinto Cordero, who wrote plays in Spanish and Portuguese; eighteenth century Peruvian military officer Joaquín Cordero; and nineteenth...
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cordero Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Cordero migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cordero Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Yñigo Cordero, who sailed to New Spain in 1536
  • Juan Cordero, who sailed to Florida in 1538
Cordero Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Cordero, aged 38, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829 [1]
  • I Cordero, aged 35, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Ynigo Cordero, who landed in New Spain in 1836 [1]
  • Juan Cordero, who landed in Florida in 1838 [1]
  • Antonio Cordero, aged 22, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1858 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Cordero Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andres Cordero, aged 35, who immigrated to America from Havana, Cuba, in 1911
  • Augustine Cordero, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1915
  • Adela Cordero, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1917
  • Carmen Cordero, aged 1, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Antonio Cordero, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cordero (post 1700) +

  • Chad Patrick Cordero (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball player
  • César Borja Cordero (1882-1927), Spanish writer
  • Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero (1978-2020), Canadian Tony Award nominated Broadway actor; he died at the age of 41 from COVID-19 complication
  • Irma Cordero (1942-2019), Peruvian volleyball player who competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics and the 1976 Summer Olympics
  • Livio Besso Cordero (1948-2018), Italian politician, Senator from 1996 to 2001
  • Fernando Patricio Cordero Fonseca (b. 1987), Chilean footballer
  • Víctor Cordero Flores (b. 1973), retired Costa Rican football player
  • Rafael Cordero Santiago (1942-2004), better known as "Churumba," Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico (1989 to 2004)
  • Francisco Javier Cordero (b. 1975), Dominican Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Salvador Cordero, Mexican writer and educator
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Miguel Angel Cordero (b. 1960), American Sergeant from Paterson, New Jersey, USA who died in the crash [2]


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/monument_details.php?SiteID=317&MemID=550


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