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The name Cordner reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Cordner family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest in 1066. Cordner is a name for a maker or purveyor of cord or ribbon. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old French word corde, which means cord.

Cordner Early Origins



The surname Cordner was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. Robert Corduan held a family seat in that shire in 1221. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time.

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Cordner Spelling Variations


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Cordner Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Cordon, Cordin, Corden, Cordwin, Cording, Cordwane, Cordwaner, Cordiner, Cordwent, Cordner, Cordiner, Cordwiner, Cordwinner, Cordwainer and many more.

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Cordner Early History


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Cordner Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cordner research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Cordner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cordner Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cordner Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cordner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cordner In Ireland


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Cordner In Ireland



Some of the Cordner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 128 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cordner or a variant listed above:

Cordner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C. J. Cordner, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • James Cordner, aged 24, who settled in America from Portadown, Ireland, in 1893
  • Auckland B. Cordner, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1895
  • George Cordner, aged 44, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897

Cordner Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Lizzie Cordner, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Armagh, in 1901
  • Josephine Cordner, aged 31, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1904
  • John Cordner, aged 36, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1905
  • Charles Cordner, aged 20, who settled in America from Armagh, in 1905
  • Arthur D. Cordner, aged 23, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cordner (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cordner (post 1700)



  • Arthur Douglas Cordner (1887-1946), Irish cricketer
  • Robert Cordner (b. 1932), Canadian sprint canoer at the 1952 Summer Olympics
  • Boyd Cordner (b. 1992), Australian professional rugby league player
  • Harry Cordner (1885-1943), Australian rules footballer
  • John Pruen Cordner (b. 1929), retired Australian sportsman who played first-class cricket and Australian rules football
  • John Cordner (1816-1894), the first Unitarian minister in Canada
  • Ted Cordner (b. 1919), retired Australian rules footballer
  • George Denis Pruen Cordner (1924-1990), Australian rules football player
  • Dr Donald Cordner (1922-2009), Australian rules footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  11. ...

The Cordner Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cordner 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.

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