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Cornely Family History

Cornely Name Meaning

French (Cornély): from a personal name from Latin Cornelius (see Cornelius). The cathedral of St. Cornelius at Aachen was a center of pilgrimage, and the personal name was especially popular in this area in the Middle Ages.

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


Similar surnames: Cornell, Kornely, Corner, Cornelio, Torney, Corne, Horney, Carnell

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Where is the Cornely family from?

You can see how Cornely families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cornely family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cornely families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 5 Cornely families living in Ontario. This was about 63% of all the recorded Cornely's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cornely families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cornely surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cornely ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and School Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cornely. 35% of Cornely men worked as a Salesman and 50% of Cornely women worked as a School Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cornely were Clerk and Nurse.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    35%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • School Teacher
    50%
  • Nurse
    50%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cornely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cornely 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 354 immigration records available for the last name Cornely. 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 619 military records available for the last name Cornely. For the veterans among your Cornely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cornely lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Cornely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cornely in 1951 was 33, and 84 in 2004.

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