Corner Family History

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Corner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a hornblower or worker in horn, from an agent derivative of Old French corne ‘horn’ (see Corne). English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hand mills, from an agent derivative of Old English cweorn ‘hand mill’ (see Corn 3). English: topographic name for someone who lived on the corner of two streets or tracks, (Middle English corner, from Old French cornier ‘angle’, ‘corner’). Americanized spelling of German Körner (see Koerner) or Swiss Korner.

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

Similar surnames: Horner, Cornet, Cordner, Corne, Corn, Borner, Conner, Comer, Carner

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Corner Family Origin

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Corner Family Occupations

What did your Corner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Corner family was Seaman. The most common Corner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Corner's were Farmers. Farmer, Student and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corner.

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  • Farmer

  • Student

  • Going To School

  • Seaman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Corner ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Corner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Corner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Corner. 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 Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Corner. For the veterans among your Corner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corner Life Expectancy

What is the average Corner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Corner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Corner in 1941 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corner ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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