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Early Origins of the Cornet family

The surname Cornet was first found in Cumberland at Corney, a parish, in the union of Bootle, Allerdale ward above Derwent.

"The surface is boldly varied, and the scenery in many parts strikingly picturesque; the higher grounds command diversified prospects, and from Corney Hall is an exceedingly fine view of the sea and numerous interesting objects. On the lands of the Hall are several veins of iron-ore of very rich quality, but of limited depth, which were wrought to some extent about 80 years since." [1]

The first records of the family were found in this area. Robert Cornay held estates at Low Hall, Yorkshire in 1301. [2] The Lay Subsidy Rolls of 1332 listed Robert de Cornay, Lancashire; and Roger de Cornay, Lancashire. [3]

Early History of the Cornet family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornet research. Another 146 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1332, 1510, 1600, 1480, 1557, 1455, 1487, 1795, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1817, 1825, 1825, 1827, 1831, 1837, 1839, 1842, 1847 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Cornet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cornet Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Cornet family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Victor Cornette, son of an organist, born at Amiens 1795, a musician of indefatigable activity. He entered the Paris Conservatoire in 1811, and studied composition under Lesueur. He served in the band of the 'Grenadiers tirailleurs de la Garde Impériale' in 1813 and 1814, and was at Waterloo; was professor at the College...
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Cornet Ranking

In France, the name Cornet is the 571st most popular surname with an estimated 8,210 people with that name. [4]

United States Cornet migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cornet Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Claude Cornet, aged 20, who landed in Louisiana in 1720 [5]
Cornet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ignacio Cornet, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1858 [5]

New Zealand Cornet 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:

Cornet Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Margaret Cornet, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames" in 1849
  • Miss Margaret Cornet, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Thames" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 25th November 1849 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cornet (post 1700) +

  • Major-General Edgard-Marie-Julien Cornet (1889-1974), French military officer [7]
  • Jordi Cornet (1965-2021), Spanish politician and businessman, Member of the Parliament of Catalonia (2010-2012)
  • Lynda Ann Cornet GC (b. 1962), former international rower from the Netherlands, who won the bronze medal in the Women's Eights at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Henri Cornet GC (1884-1941), French cyclist who won the 1904 Tour de France and became its youngest winner
  • Alizé Cornet GC (b. 1990), French professional tennis player
  • Antonio Gaudi Cornet (1852-1926), Spanish architect

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  5. 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)
  6. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  7. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Edgard-Marie-Julien Cornet. Retrieved from on Facebook