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Cornet Name Meaning

French and Walloon: topographic name for someone who lived on a street corner from a derivative of corne ‘corner’. Compare Coin . French and Walloon: from cornet denoting either a rustic horn or an object made of horn hence a metonymic occupational name for a hornblower or for a worker in horn (compare Corne ). French and Walloon: habitational name from (Le) Cornet the name of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia). Scottish (of Norman origin): variant of Cornett . German: of French origin (see above). The name probably came to Germany in the 17th century with the French Huguenots.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Corner, Corne, Horner, Borner, Cordner, Corte, Coronel, Fornes

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Where is the Cornet family from?

You can see how Cornet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cornet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cornet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Cornet families living in Indiana. This was about 16% of all the recorded Cornet's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Cornet families in 1840.
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What did your Cornet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cornet. 30% of Cornet men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Cornet women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cornet were Truck Driver 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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cornet. 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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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Cornet. For the veterans among your Cornet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cornet lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cornet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Cornet in 1962 was 81, and 75 in 2004.

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