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Cornelius Family History

Cornelius Name Meaning
Dutch, Danish, and German: from a personal name borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint and pope, Latin Cornelius, an old Roman family name, probably derived from cornu ‘horn’. Compare Corne.

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

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Name Distribution of Cornelius Families

  • Number of Cornelius families
     118 - 234
     40 - 117
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cornelius families
     105 - 207
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cornelius families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cornelius Family Origin

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Cornelius Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cornelius

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Cornelius Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Cornelius Civil War Service Records

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