The name ‘Cornell’ is of English . origin. It is an Anglicisation of any of the many Continental European surnames derived from the Latin given name ‘Cornelius’, an old Roman family name. Probably derived from the word ‘cornu’ meaning horn, which was borne by a 3rd century Christian saint and pope. The cathedral of St Cornelius at Acchen was a centre of pilgrimage. And the given name was especially popular in this area in the Middle Ages. It is also a nickname for a prattling person, from the Old Flemish word ‘corneille’ meaning crow (from the Latin word ‘cornicula’, a diminutive of ‘cornix’ meaning raven. In English it is a variant of the names ‘Cornwell’, and ‘cornhill’. In Swedish it is a vernacular form of the Latin name ‘cornelius’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Cornell’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 17th century were a ‘John Cornall’, from Greenall, England, is recorded in 1692. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil regi… Coat of arms: Or, th…
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