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The Anglo-Saxon name Cornfoot comes from when the family resided in or near the settlement of Cornford in the county of Durham. Thus, the surname Cornfoot belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cornfoot Early Origins



The surname Cornfoot was first found in Durham, where the name is associated with the township of Cornforth, sometimes known as Cornforth, in the parish of Bishop's Middleham.

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Cornfoot Spelling Variations


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Cornfoot Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cornfoot has been recorded under many different variations, including Cornforth, Cornford, Carnforth, Carnford, Corneford, Cornefurth, Corneforth, Cornfoot and many more.

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Cornfoot Early History


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Cornfoot Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cornfoot research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1242, 1339, 1469, 1514, 1798, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Cornfoot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cornfoot Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cornfoot Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cornfoot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cornfoot or a variant listed above:

Cornfoot Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Cornfoot, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1893
  • David Cornfoot, aged 52, who landed in America from London, in 1895

Cornfoot Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. William Cornfoot, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Kirkcaldy, in 1903
  • William Cornfoot, aged 36, who landed in America from Kirkcaldy, in 1903
  • Albert Cornfoot, aged 33, who settled in America from Shrewsbury, England, in 1910
  • Herbert W. Cornfoot, aged 21, who emigrated to America from Herne Bay, England, in 1912
  • Kathleen Cornfoot, aged 35, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1914

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Cornfoot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cornfoot 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 4 July 2013 at 14:23.

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