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Spelling variations of this family name include: Corne, Corney, Cornie, Cornay, Cornhay, Cawney, Cawny, Corn, Cornah, Cornall and many more.

First found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 as the language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire. They held a family seat at Low Hall. Robert Cornay held estates in 1301.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corn research. Another 331 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1455, 1487, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Corn History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Corn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Gerrit Corn settled with his wife and child in New York state in 1659
  • Gerrit Corn, who arrived in New Netherland(s) in 1659

Corn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Corn, aged 22, landed in Mobile County, Ala in 1839
  • Anthny Corn, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844
  • Mr. Corn, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Michael Corn settled in New Castle County, Delaware in 1855
  • Bernhard Corn settled in Philadelphia in 1868

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  • Kenneth Corn (b. 1976), American Oklahoma Senator
  • Alfred Corn (b. 1943), American poet and essayist
  • David Corn, American political journalist and author
  • Mr. Henry "Harry" Corn (d. 1912), aged 30, English Third Class passenger from London who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Christopher "Chris" Corn (b. 1986), English professional football striker
  • Lee Corn (b. 1951), English actor
  • Graham Studley Corn (b. 1948), former Australian rules football player and coach
  • Kane Graham Corn (b. 1983), Australian rules football player
  • Chad Studley Corn (b. 1979), Australian rules footballer


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  • Corn Stalks and Preachers: A Story of the Corn Family by Lois Tincher Dorsey.
  • The Korn (also Corn) Legacy: Two Centuries by Jean Millicent.
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  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Corn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corn 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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