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Corner Name Meaning

English (northern): occupational name from Anglo-Norman French cornier ‘hornblower’ (Old French corneor). Alternatively a variant of Crowner a topographic name for someone who lived on a corner (from Middle English corner ‘angle corner; place where two streets meet’) or in Lancashire a variant of Corney . This name was taken to Ireland whence it later migrated back across the water to the industrial towns of Scotland and England. Americanized form of German Körner (see Koerner ) or Swiss German 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 United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 22 Corner families living in Ohio. This was about 22% of all the recorded Corner's in 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 USA 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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Labor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Laborer
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Census Records

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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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