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