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Origin and Meaning of Cordon

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cor"don
  1. A cord or ribbon bestowed or borne as a badge of honor; a broad ribbon, usually worn after the manner of a baldric, constituting a mark of a very high grade in an honorary order. Cf. Grand cordon.
  2. The cord worn by a Franciscan friar.
  3. [Fort] The coping of the scarp wall, which projects beyong the face of the wall a few inches.
  4. [Mil] A line or series of sentinels, or of military posts, inclosing or guarding any place or thing.
  5. A rich and ornamental lace or string, used to secure a mantle in some costumes of state.

Etymology: F., fr. corde. See Cord

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Adornment consisting of an ornamental ribbon or cord
  2. Cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
  3. A series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing

From Middle English cordon, from Middle French cordon, diminutive of corde. More at cord.

  1. (archaic) A ribbon normally worn diagonally across the chest as a decoration or insignia of rank etc.
  2. A line of people or things placed around an area to enclose or protect it.
  3. (cricket) The arc of fielders on the off side, behind the batsman - the slips and gully.
  4. (botany) A woody plant, such as a fruit tree, pruned and trained to grow as a single stem on a support.

cordon was also found in the following language(s): French and Romanian

Notable Persons With the Last Name Cordon

His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to 1998. Kevin was given the name Kevin Haroldo Cordón Buezo on November 28th, 1986 in La Unión, Zacapa.


Guy Cordon was a from Oregon and List of United States Senators from Oregon. Guy was born on April 24th, 1890 in Cuero, Texas. He left this life on June 8th, 1969.


Audrey was born on September 22nd, 1989 in Pontivy, France.


Oscar Cordon is a soccer player for the League1 Ontario, TFC Academy, Toronto FC, Canada men's national under-18 soccer team, and Canada men's national under-20 soccer team. Oscar was born on January 18th, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Paul was born in 1908. He left this life in 1998.


David Cordón is a soccer player for the Atlético Madrid, Atlético Madrid B, Sevilla FC, Recreativo de Huelva, FC Cartagena, SD Eibar, CP Cacereño, Zamora CF, Real Unión, Pinatar CF, CD Móstoles, CD Cobeña, GCE Villaralbo, Spain national under-16 football team, and Spain national under-18 football t. David was born on November 12th, 1975 in Madrid, Spain.


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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Cordon U.S.
  White 27.13% 64.26%
  African American 7.28% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 61.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Cordon

People with the last name Cordon are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Cordon

  • How Popular is the name Cordon? Cordon is the 44,174th most popular name of all time. As a last name Cordon was the 10,931st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Cordon have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 61 babies born with the first name Cordon in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Cordon? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Cordon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Cordon is Friday, March 19th, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Cordon born? The highest recorded use of the first name Cordon was in 1998 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Cordon: Your name in reverse order is Nodroc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdnooc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Cordon? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,912 people with the last name Cordon.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Cordon? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Cordon as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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