Cornelissen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The surname Cornelissen comes from the personal name Cornelis, which is a form of the Latin Cornelius. It was the name of several early Popes, one of whom became Saint Cornelius. The cult center of Saint Cornelius was the pilgrimage town of Cornelimünster, near Aachen in the Lower Rhineland of Germany, near the Dutch border.
Early Origins of the Cornelissen family
The surname Cornelissen was first found in the Lower Rhineland of Germany, where it spread to the Netherlands.
Early History of the Cornelissen family
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Cornelissen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cornelius, Cornelis, Cornelissen, Nelissen, Nellessen, Nellsen, Corneljes, Neljes and many more.
Early Notables of the Cornelissen family (pre 1700)
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In Netherlands, the name Cornelissen is the 142nd most popular surname with an estimated 7,803 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cornelissen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century