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Early Origins of the Cordill family

The surname Cordill was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat. The earliest record is that of them seated at Long Melford as Lords of the Manor and many distinguished personages claimed to be descended from this source.

The first record we could find, however, was derived from Cheshire in the north in 1213 when Hugo Cordell held lands in that county. Later they were traced to Norfolk when Margery Cordell was registered with estates. [1]

There may be a Norman connection too as "Robert de Cordelles was of Normandy, 1180-95." [2]

Early History of the Cordill family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordill research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1431, 1641, 1581, 1680, 1653, 1654, 1662, 1679, 1646, 1690, 1685, 1689, 1677, 1704 and 1701 are included under the topic Early Cordill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cordill Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cordell, Cordel, Cordall, Cordal, Cordle, Corddle and others.

Early Notables of the Cordill family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir William Cordell (d. 1581), Master of the Rolls, "son of John Cordell, Esq., by Eva, daughter of Henry Webb of Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, born at Edmonton, Middlesex, and educated at Cambridge, though at what college is not known." [3] Sir Robert Cordell, 1st Baronet (died c. 1680), was an English landowner and politician...
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Migration of the Cordill family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Cordell settled in Virginia in 1637; John Cordell settled in Virginia in 1730; M.Cordel arrived in America in 1845.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cordill (post 1700) +

  • Charles C. Cordill (1845-1916), American cotton planter and politician, Louisiana State Senator from Concordia and Tensas parishes (1884-1912)
  • Olie James Cordill (1916-1988), American NFL football halfback who played for the Cleveland Rams

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  3. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook