Show ContentsCornel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of Spain emerged a multitude of noble families, including the distinguished Cornel 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 Cornel 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.

Early Origins of the Cornel family

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

Early History of the Cornel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornel research. Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1139, 1037, 1155, 1282, 1510, 1554, 1540, 1542, 1523, 1565 and 1645 are included under the topic Early Cornel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cornel 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.

Early Notables of the Cornel family (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 convent; sixteenth century physicist Luis Coronel; his brother, linguist Pablo Coronel; Francisco Vázquez de Coronado y Luján (1510-1554), a Spanish conquistador, who visited New Mexico and other parts of what are now the southwestern United States between 1540 and 1542; and his nephew, Juan Vásquez de...
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United States Cornel migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cornel Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Juan Cornel, who settled in America in 1516
Cornel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Cornel, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1638 [1]
  • Tomas Cornel, aged 24, who arrived in New York in 1644 [1]
  • Camel Cornel, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [1]
Cornel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Cornel, who landed in America in 1816 [1]

Canada Cornel migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cornel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Albert Cornel U.E. who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1783 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cornel (post 1700) +

  • Cornel Dobre (b. 1975), former Romanian footballer
  • Cornel Wilde (1915-1989), American actor and film director
  • Cornel Lichtenberg (b. 1848), Hungarian aurist, recipient of the Order of Francis Joseph

  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 on Facebook