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The CORDELL surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,776 3708 0.003 32
United States (1880 census) 1,165 4796 0.002 23
Change since 1880 +7611 +1088 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 285 5450 0.002 17
United Kingdom 977 5361 0.002 21
Top States for CORDELL by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Tennessee 704 1340 0.012 124
Texas 660 3629 0.003 32
Ohio 638 2318 0.006 56
Georgia 553 1971 0.007 68
Florida 522 4122 0.003 33
Top States for CORDELL by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 163 450 0.022 216
Tennessee 704 1340 0.012 124
Alabama 415 1792 0.009 93
Arkansas 232 1640 0.009 87
Oklahoma 289 1748 0.008 84


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called CORDELL live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called CORDELL represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called CORDELL in Tennessee than any other state, but you are more likely to find a CORDELL by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of CORDELL

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the CORDELL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the CORDELL surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of CORDELL in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 451 5.14
Mixed Race 131 1.49
White (Hispanic) 124 1.41
Native American/Alaskan 54 0.62
Asian/Pacific 41 0.47
White (Caucasian) 7,975 90.87

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the CORDELL surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of CORDELL in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of CORDELL.

Similar names to CORDELL

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as CORDELL.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for CORDELL

The following words are slight variants of CORDELL that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.