Corn Family History

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Corn Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old English corn, a metathesized form of cran ‘crane’ (see Crane). English: from Middle English corn ‘grain’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a grain merchant or grower, or possibly a miller. English: metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hand mills, Old English cweorn. Altered spelling of German Korn or a shortened form of any of the composite names formed with this element.

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

Similar surnames: Horn, Korn, Cord, Corne, Coan, Corp, Cork, Copp, Born, Carn

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Corn Family Origin

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Corn Family Occupations

What did your Corn ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Corn occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Corn's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corn. A less common occupation for the Corn family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Corn ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Corn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 42,000 census records available for the last name Corn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Corn. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 16,000 military records available for the last name Corn. For the veterans among your Corn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corn Life Expectancy

What is the average Corn lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Corn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Corn in 1946 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corn ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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