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From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cornejo family. Originally, the Spanish people were known only by a single name. The process by which hereditary surnames were adopted in Spain is extremely interesting. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. Often they adopted names that were derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The name Cornejo is a nickname type of surname for a person that was loved by his family and friends having derived from the Spanish word "caro," which was itself derived from the Latin word "carus," which means beloved or dear.

Cornejo Early Origins



The surname Cornejo was first found in Galicia, in the northwestern corner of Spain.

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Cornejo Spelling Variations


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Cornejo Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Coronado, de Coronado, Cornado, Corona, de Corona, Coronas, Coronel, de Coronel, Cornel, Cornejo, de Cornejo and many more.

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Cornejo Early History


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Cornejo Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornejo research. Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037, 1155, 1282, 1510, 1554, 1540, 1542, 1523, 1565 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Cornejo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cornejo Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cornejo Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family were María Alonso Coronel, wife of Castilian hero Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, "The Good", whom she married in 1282; fourteenth century noblewoman Aldonza Coronel, King Pedro I's mistress, who later became Abbess of the convent of Santa Inés; her sister María Coronel, founder of the...

Another 143 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cornejo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cornejo Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Luis Cornejo, who sailed to America in 1511
  • Hernando de Cornejo, traveled to Cartagena in 1534
  • Alonso Cornejo, voyaged to Florida in 1538
  • Miguel Cornejo, went to Peru in 1588

Cornejo Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis Cornejo, who arrived in America in 1811
  • Gonzalo Cornejo, who landed in America in 1813
  • Hernan Cornejo, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Hernando De Cornejo, who landed in Cartagena in 1834
  • Alonso Cornejo, who arrived in Florida in 1838
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cornejo (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cornejo (post 1700)



  • Nate Cornejo (b. 1979), American retired Major League Baseball player
  • Mardie Cornejo (b. 1951), American Major League Baseball relief pitcher
  • Cristina Kotz Cornejo, Argentine-American director and screenwriter
  • Alfredo Cornejo (1933-1959), Chilean gold medalist boxer at the 1959 Pan American Games
  • Patricio Cornejo (b. 1944), retired Chilean professional tennis player
  • Oscar Roberto Cornejo "Toto" Hernandez (b. 1983), Argentine footballer
  • José María Cornejo Merino y Guevara (1788-1864), Salvadoran politician, Chief of State of El Salvador (1829 to 1830) and (1830 to 1832)
  • Francisco Cornejo (1892-1963), Mexican painter and sculptor
  • Fernando Cornejo (1969-2009), Chilean football midfielder
  • Antonio Cornejo Polar (1936-1997), Peruvian-born academic, teacher, literature and cultural critic

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Diez, Ma Del Carmen Galbis. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias Durante los siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Archivo General de Indias Sevilla Volume 6. Murcia, Spain: Ministerio de Cultura, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Atienza, Julio De Atienza. Español: Diccionario Heraldico De Apellidos Españoles Y De Titulos Nobiliarios. Madrid: Aguilar, 1959. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cornejo Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cornejo 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.

    This page was last modified on 24 May 2016 at 03:38.

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