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Corn Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cran ‘crane’ (see Crane). English: from Middle English corn ‘grain’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or grower, or possibly a miller. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills, Old English cweorn. Altered spelling of German Korn or a shortened form of any of the composite names formed with this element.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Horn, Korn, Cord, Corne, Coan, Corp, Cork, Copp, Born, Carn

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Where is the Corn family from?

You can see how Corn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corn families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 19 Corn families living in Ontario. This was about 27% of all the recorded Corn's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Corn families in 1911.
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What did your Corn ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Corn. 43% of Corn men worked as a Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Laborer
    43%
  • Teamer
    29%
  • Fils Cultivateur
    29%
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Census Records

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Corn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Corn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Corn. For the veterans among your Corn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corn lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Corn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Corn in 1946 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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