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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


Similar surnames: Cornwell, Cornell, Gornall, Cordwell, Pownall, Cundall, Crowell

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Cornwall Family Origin

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Cornwall Family Occupations

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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.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    2%

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Cornwall Historical Records

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Cornwall Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, Cornwall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1956. The average life expectancy for Cornwall in 1948 was 32, and 72 in 2004.

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United States

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