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Cornell Family History

Cornell Name Meaning

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

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Name Distribution of Cornell Families

Cornell census records

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Cornell Family Origin

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Cornell Family Occupations

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Military Service by Cornell

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