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Corney Family History

Corney Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Corney in Cumbria or Corney in Hertfordshire (now known as Corneybury) from Old English corn ‘grain’ or corn a metathesized form of cron cran ‘crane’ + ēg ‘island’. It seems possible from the distribution of early forms that it may also derive from a lost place in Lancashire. Alternatively a habitational name from Corney (Lancashire) later named Corneyrow now Corner Row or Cornoe in Greenhalgh (alias Greenall) in the parish of Kirkham. Corney was sometimes pronounced and spelled Cornah Corner Cornall Gorney and Gornall. perhaps a shortened form of Cornwall or Cornish or a metathesized form of Croney .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corley, Torney, Dorney, Cerney, Corn, Corner, Horney, Coney, Olney

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You can see how Corney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corney families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 49 Corney families living in Ontario. This was about 32% of all the recorded Corney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Corney families in 1911.
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What did your Corney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Corney. 33% of Corney men worked as a Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Fisherman
  • Labourer
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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Corney. For the veterans among your Corney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corney lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Corney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Corney in 1955 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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