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