Type Surname (from occupation)
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Contributor Contrib.NikaNoelle on 10/14/2019
Derives from Old French Cordon meaning "a seller of ribbon" or from Cordoan, a locational job description for a worker in fine kid leather. Originally associated with the city of Cordova in Spain. In England, the name refers to a maker of shoes from Cordova leather.