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Corning Name Meaning

Possibly a respelling of German Körnig, a nickname for a strong person, from körnig ‘robust’, ‘solid’, or from Korney, a variant of Cornelius.

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


Similar surnames: Horning, Dorning, Cornish, Moring, Curling, Werning, Morning, Corbin

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Corning Family Origin

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Corning Family Occupations

What did your Corning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Corning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Corning's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Corning. A less common occupation for the Corning family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Corning ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Corning Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Corning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Corning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Corning. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Corning. For the veterans among your Corning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Corning Life Expectancy

What is the average Corning lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Corning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Corning in 1948 was 40, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Corning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Corning ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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