Last name: CORNEY

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CORNEY : This last name is indexed 21,701 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

CORNEY : English:: 1: 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.2: perhaps a shortened form of Cornwall or Cornish or a metathesized form of Croney.

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