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Where did the English Cornelison family come from? What is the English Cornelison family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cornelison family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cornelison family history?The name Cornelison was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from Cornelius, a given name that came to England in the 15th or 16th century from Holland or Belgium. The names Cornelius and Cornelia were popular in the Low Countries because the relics of St. Cornelius, a Pope from the third century, were kept at the Chapter of Rosnay, in Flanders.
Cornelison has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Cornelius, Cornelis, Cornellis, Cornelys and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornelison research. Another 107 words(8 lines of text) covering the years 1354, 1568, 1575, and 1664 are included under the topic Early Cornelison History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cornelison Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cornelisons to arrive on North American shores:
Cornelison Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The Cornelison Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cornelison Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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