Cornwall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Among the earliest people to bear the Cornwall name were the Cornwall family, who lived in the county of Cornwall in southwest England.

Early Origins of the Cornwall family

The surname Cornwall was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Important Dates for the Cornwall family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornwall research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1180, 1513, 1601 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Cornwall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cornwall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cornwall, Cornelle, Cornell, Cornwell, Cornewall, Cornal, Cornale, Cornevale, Carnwell, Carnewell, Carnville, Carnevale, Cornhall, Cornehall, Cornhale, Cornwale, Curnow (from native Cornish word) and many more.

Early Notables of the Cornwall family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cornwall Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cornwall family to Ireland

Some of the Cornwall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cornwall migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cornwall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Cornwall, who settled in Maryland in 1634
  • Pastrow Cornwall, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [1]
  • Ann Cornwall, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]
  • John Hogben Cornwall, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [1]
  • Martha Cornwall, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [1]
Cornwall Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Cornwall, who settled in Maine in 1718
  • Thomas Cornwall, who settled in Georgia in 1733
  • Daniel Cornwall, who arrived in New York in 1795 [1]
Cornwall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas R Cornwall, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Hannah Cornwall, who arrived in America in 1830 [1]
  • James Cornwall, who arrived in New York in 1835 [1]
  • J I Cornwall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • N Cornwall, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cornwall migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cornwall Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Cornwall Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Martin Cornwall, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Thomas Cornwall, who landed in Canada in 1830

Cornwall migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cornwall Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Daniell Cornwall, (b. 1816), aged 22, Cornish farm overseer travelling aboard the ship "James Pattison" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 11th December 1838 [3]
  • Stephen Cornwall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Mary Cornwall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Thomas Cornwall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • Edward Cornwall, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Somersetshire" in 1839 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cornwall migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cornwall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Joseph Cornwall, (b. 1840), aged 21, British farm labourer travelling from Bristol aboard the ship "Rhea Sylvia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 2nd May 1861 [5]
  • Mrs. Cornwall, British settler travelling from Gravesend with 3 children aboard the ship "Hydaspes" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th October 1868 [6]
  • John Cornwall, aged 23, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874
  • Hannah Cornwall, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Assaye" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Cornwall (post 1700)

  • Luke Cornwall (b. 1980), English-born, Australian footballer
  • Travis Cornwall (b. 1990), Canadian professional indoor lacrosse player, brother to Jeff Cornwall
  • Jeff Cornwall (b. 1991), Canadian lacrosse player for the Edmonton Rush
  • General Sir J Cornwall, Bishop of Winchester
  • David John Moore Cornwall (b. 1931), birth name of John Le Carré, the English author of espionage novels
  • Sir Vere Cornwall Bird Sr. (1910-1999), first Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda
  • Francis Cornwall Sherman (1805-1870), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, 1841-42, 1862-65;Delegate to Illinois State Constitutional Convention from Cook County, 1847; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 1st District, 1862
  • Cornwall H. Loomis, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Calcutta, 1922

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SOMERSETSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Somersetshire.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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