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Corner Family History

Corner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a hornblower or worker in horn, from an agent derivative of Old French corne ‘horn’ (see Corne). English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hand mills, from an agent derivative of Old English cweorn ‘hand mill’ (see Corn 3). English: topographic name for someone who lived on the corner of two streets or tracks, (Middle English corner, from Old French cornier ‘angle’, ‘corner’). Americanized spelling of German Körner (see Koerner) or Swiss Korner.

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


Similar surnames: Horner, Cornet, Cordner, Corne, Corn, Borner, Conner, Comer, Carner

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Where is the Corner family from?

You can see how Corner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Corner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Corner families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Corner families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Corner's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Corner families in 1840.
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What did your Corner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Corner. 23% of Corner men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Corner women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Corner were Labor and Laborer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    23%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Laborer
    7%
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Census Records

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Corner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Corner. 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 Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Corner. For the veterans among your Corner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Corner lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Corner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Corner in 1941 was 56, and 73 in 2004.

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