Last name: CORNELL

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CORNELL : This last name is indexed 103,418 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CORNELL : 1: English: shortened form of Cornwell Cornwall 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.2: English: variant of Corney.3: English: possibly also a nickname from French corneille ‘rook crow’ probably denoting a chatterer or someone with dark hair or a dark complexion.4: German: from a shortened form of the personal name Cornelius. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of German Kornell which is of the same origin.5: Swedish: ornamental name composed of Latin cornu (probably a translation of Horn ‘horn’) + the suffix -ell derived from Latin -elius. It may also be of German origin (see 4 above).6: Americanized form of Swedish Körnell from an unexplained first element + the suffix -ell.7: Americanized form of French Corneille or of any other European surname derived from the Latin personal name Cornelius e.g. Polish Kornel. See also 4 above.8: Possibly also an altered form of French Cornel a derivative of Corne.

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