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Cornett Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname for a cornet player from Old French cornet ‘wind instrument made of horn or resembling a horn’ a diminutive of corn. Compare Corner . Altered form of French Cornet reflecting the Canadian and American French practice of sounding the final -t. Americanized form of German Cornet Kornet or Kornett cognates of 2 above.

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

Similar surnames: Corbett, Cornetta, Connett, Cornette, Corner, Cornell, Burnett

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Where is the Cornett family from?

You can see how Cornett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cornett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cornett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Cornett families living in Kentucky. This was about 21% of all the recorded Cornett's in USA. Kentucky and 1 other state had the highest population of Cornett families in 1840.
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What did your Cornett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cornett. 25% of Cornett men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Cornett women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cornett were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Cornett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cornett 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cornett. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Cornett. For the veterans among your Cornett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cornett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Cornett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Cornett in 1940 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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