Last name origins & meanings:
- French, English, and Spanish (Cordón): from Old
French cordon ‘cord’, ‘ribbon’, a diminutive of corde
‘string’, ‘cord’; Spanish cordón, hence a metonymic
occupational name for a maker or seller of cord or ribbon.
- English: metonymic occupational name for a worker in fine Spanish
kid leather, from Old French cordoan (so named with being
originally produced at Córdoba).
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