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Cornell Name Meaning

Americanized form of any of the numerous Continental European surnames derived from Latin Cornelius (see Cornelius), for example French Corneille or German Kornel. Swedish: Latinized form of Horn, meaning ‘horn’; probably a soldier’s name. English: reduced form of Cornwell or of Cornhill, a habitational name from a place in Northumberland named Cornhill, from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + halh ‘nook’, ‘recess’; or from Cornhill in London, a medieval grain exchange, named with Old English corn ‘corn’, ‘grain’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from some other place elsewhere similarly named.

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


Similar surnames: Cornwell, Carnell, Corney, Corbell, Cordell, Cornely, Corwell

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Cornell Family Origin

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Cornell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Labourer

    6%
  • School

    6%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, the most common Cornell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Cornell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cornell family was Servant. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cornell.

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Cornell Historical Records

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Cornell Life Expectancy

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