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Cornwall Name Meaning

regional name from the county of Cornwall, which is named with the Old English tribal name Cornwealas. This is from Kernow (the term that the Cornish used to refer to themselves, a word of uncertain etymology, perhaps connected with a Celtic element meaning ‘horn’, ‘headland’), + Old English wealas ‘strangers’, ‘foreigners’, the term used by the Anglo-Saxons for British-speaking people. variant of Cornwell.

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

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Cornwall Family Origin

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Cornwall Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cornwall. The most common Cornwall occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Cornwall's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cornwall family was Farm Laborer.

Source: Census data for Cornwall | Data not to scale

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Cornwall Life Expectancy

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