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Cornwell Family History

Cornwell Name Meaning
habitational name from Cornwell in Oxfordshire, named from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cron, cran ‘crane’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.variant of Cornwall.

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

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121,349 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,418 Military Records
6,121 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Cornwell Families

  • Number of Cornwell families
     98 - 193
     33 - 97
     1 - 32
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cornwell families
     228 - 454
     77 - 227
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cornwell families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cornwell census records

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Cornwell Family Origin

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Cornwell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cornwell families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cornwell

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cornwell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cornwell census records

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Cornwell Civil War Service Records

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